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Saturday
Dec042010

Freighter Adrift in Dangerous Alaskan Waters

Photo Courtesy - U.S. Coast Guard(ADAK, Alaska) -- A Greek-owned, Liberian-flagged, freighter carrying canola seeds and fuel went adrift in rough seas near Adak, Alaska, Friday when the main engine broke down.

The U.S. Coast Guard said that winds in the area were blowing at 45 mph, with 29-foot seas. None of the crew members were reported injured.

The coast guard was able to being towing the freighter, named Golden Seas, toward Dutch Harbor at about 8:30 p.m.

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