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LeConte is stable, but still in danger their first shipment on the ferry. Her luck changed at around 10 a.m. Monday, when the LeConte ran aground on Cozian Reef, 30 miles north of Sitka. All 86 passengers on the boat, as well as the 23 crew members, were able to evacuate the...
Weather helps in LeConte efforts

...hold was expected by noon today, Coast Guard Cmdr. John Sifling said. The LeConte became grounded after striking Cozian Reef at about 9:55 a.m. Monday on its way from Angoon to Sitka. The crew evacuated 86 passengers to lifeboats. Two...
Salvage ship arrives at LeConte grounding

...235-foot LeConte, en route from Angoon to Sitka in Southeast Alaska, struck a well-known and marked hazard, the Cozian Reef, at about 9:55 a.m. Monday and ran aground. The vessel took on water, forcing the evacuation of 86 passengers...
Report: Probe points to ferry's top officers

...a navigational marker and onto Cozian Reef last week, the Coast Guard has...from Angoon to Sitka, it ran into Cozian Reef at 14 to 15 knots, Buchsbaum said...aid marking the proper route past Cozian Reef and passed on the wrong side...
Fairweather launch set back 1 week

...the Fairweather also was delayed by the grounding of the state ferry LeConte. The LeConte ran aground on May 10 on Cozian Reef, about 30 miles north of Sitka. Eighty-six passengers and 23 crew members were evacuated from the ship. "One of...
LeConte repairs to be worked out in Ketchikan

...three-day trip, air bubbles under the ferry's bow kept water out. The Alaska Marine Highway ferry was grounded May 10 on Cozian Reef, about 30 miles north of Sitka. This week, marine highway officials and Coast Guard investigators attributed the...
Battered LeConte

...Ketchikan. Miller was marking the vessel's internal framing while the ship is undergoing repairs. The ferry struck Cozian Reef in Peril Strait on May 10, creating gashes 30 to 40 feet long on each side of the vessel.
State fires two for grounding ferry

...they were at fault for grounding the state ferry on the Cozian Reef on May 10. Capt. Harvey Williamson and Chief Mate William...navigational aid - a nautical warning sign - and onto Cozian Reef at a cruising speed of about 14 to 15 knots. The reports...
Were ferry firings fair?

On behalf of the deck officers who were in command of the M/V LeConte when it grounded on Cozian reef on the morning of May 10, 2004, I want the citizens of Alaska and the traveling public to know that the captain and chief mate...
Damaged ferry undergoing sea trials

...state-owned shipyard. It took three days going about 4 knots an hour to tow the ferry the 263 miles to Ketchikan from Cozian Reef, where it had been hard aground in the Peril Strait about 30 miles north of Sitka. Divers found two gashes between...


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