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F/V NEPTUNE Aground

On January 10, 50-foot F/V NEPTUNE ran aground not far from Raspberry Island, situated between Afognak and Kodiak Islands and northwest of the town of Kodiak.

The crew of NEPTUNE contacted the Coast Guard at about 1:40 that morning to report they had grounded and that they were flooding. A Coast Guard helicopter crew dropped a dewatering pump to NEPTUNE, that pump failed, and the Coast Guard dropped a second pump. That pump enabled the NEPTUNE crew to patch what was reported to be a 8 x 3-inch hole. NEPTUNE was re-floated and towed to Kodiak for repairs by Good Samaritan vessel F/V TEMPEST.

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