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18 Eagles aground, crew safe

Four people were rescued from the tug, 18 Eagles, after it ran aground in calm weather on Vitskari Rocks, near Sitka, Saturday.

Coast Guard and State Trooper crews arrived on scene and dewatered the tug. The AST crew towed the tug and crew to Sitka.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report on VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the tug crew that they had run aground and were taking on water.

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