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Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard Seventeenth District

Press Release

Date: January 18, 2007
Contact: Public Affairs
Ph: 907-463-2065


JUNEAU, Alaska - The 316-foot fishing vessel Stellar Sea, currently under tow by the commercial tug James Dunlop, is expected to arrive in Dutch Harbor at approximately 4 p.m. today. 

The Coast Guard North Pacific Search and Rescue Coordination Center has released the CGC Mellon from the scene, but continues to closely monitor the situation. 

The Seattle-based processing vessel was 90 miles north of Dutch Harbor when it suffered an engine fire Tuesday at approximately 10:20 p.m., leaving it without power.

There are no reports of injuries among the 142 persons on board.

Upon arrival in Dutch Harbor, a Coast Guard Marine Safety Technician will conduct an examination of the vessel.

The weather on scene is NNW winds at 19 knots, with waves at 8 to 11 feet.


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