5 rescued after ship runs aground in Alaska

Five crew members from a Fisherman’s Terminal-based trawler had a very close call in Alaska early this morning. Buffeted by 57 mph gusts, the trawler “Mar-Gun” ran aground near St. George Island. A Coast Guard helicopter hovered overhead and pulled the crew to safety: Tim Propst, Dan Hankins, Richard Post, Dan Stanfield and Paul Gore escaped without injury. You can listen to a recording of the mayday call from the ship right here. (Photo by Andrew R. Philemonof, city of St. George.)

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