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Grounded Vessel at Cocos Island

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - As the island has been restored to Condition of Readiness 4, Coast Guard Sector Guam is working to respond to a grounded vessel at Cocos Island. According to the Joint Information Center at around 8 o'clock this morning the Coast Guard received a report of a 49ft. Japanese fishing vessel that ran aground outside of the Cocos Lagoon off Malesso.

The Take Maru 55 had six crew members on board that safely sheltered at the Cocos Island Resort during the passage of Tropical Storm Halong.  

U.S. Coast Guard and Guam Fire Department crews were unable to respond earlier today due to rough sea conditions. The Coast Guard and investigators will assess the situation, and determine how to respond, once the weather permits.  Guam Fire Department personnel are also awaiting safe weather conditions to respond and rescue the stranded crew.  

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