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Container ship listing 80 degrees nearly 230 miles from Aleutian Islands, Alaska - Coast Guard enroute

7/24/06

Kodiak, Alaska

A crewmember from the Singapore based container ship Cougar Ace, a car carrier with 23 people on board, contacted the North Pacific Search and Rescue Coordination Center at 11:09 p.m. Sunday. He reported that they were taking on water and listing 80 degrees. Coast Guard Rush

The Cougar Ace is currently located about 230 miles south of the Aleutian Island Chain, in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean. The Coast Guard cutter Rush, a 378-foot cutter based out of Hawaii, and a C-130 aircraft and crew from Air Station Kodiak are en route to assist. The Rush, already in Alaskan waters, was diverted from another mission.
Press release from US Coast Guard.

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