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Work ongoing to help grounded fishing boat

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - Preliminary discussions began today on the response for the grounded fishing vessel, Take Maru 55, near Cocos Island. Just today a 400-yard safety zone was established around the boat.  This means that mariners are not authorized within the zone at any time.  High surf conditions have made it unsafe for responders to approach the vessel by small boat. A High Surf Advisory is likely to remain in effect until Monday evening.

A unified command has been established consisting of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency, the vessel's owner representative and Coast Guard Sector Guam.

The boat ran aground the day of the storm. The six crew managed to seek shelter on Cocos Island. They were picked up by GFD Rescue yesterday and brought to the Merizo Pier. They did not suffer injuries.
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