Seiner sinks near Ketchikan; six rescued

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2000

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Six crew members of a seine boat were rescued after their vessel sank in rough seas 15 miles south of Ketchikan, according to the Coast Guard.

The 50-foot fishing vessel Miss Tracie made a distress call Wednesday afternoon saying the boat, off Cedar Point, was taking on water, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Mitchell Fletcher.

The Coast Guard responded with a 47-foot motor lifeboat, but the crew already had been picked up by another vessel, the Island Dancer.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the sinking.

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