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Heather Ann sinks in Wrangell Narrows


Photo courtesy of John Havrilek

The F/V Heather Ann went aground and sank approximately one mile north of Burnt Island in the Wrangell Narrows last Friday.

Just before 7 A.M. last Friday, the United States Coast Guard was notified of a wooden, seine fishing vessel that had run aground in the Wrangell Narrows and was sinking with four individuals on board, according to a prepared statement by the USCG.

By 9 A.M. the Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco and its crew had arrived on scene to begin pumping water out of the boat; however, due to the current and the fact that the vessel was already completely flooded, the USCG's dewatering efforts failed. All four crew members of the F/V Heather Ann, homeported in Juneau and owned by Donald Chase, were ab...

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