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    Supply vessel sinks in Alaska

    News // January 19, 2009

    A supply vessel sank late last week before it could be freed from sea ice at an Alaskan oil platform. The vessel, Monarch, which is owned by Ocean Marine Services of Kirkland, Washington, was trying to deliver fuel and chemicals at the time.

    The vessel sank after being pinned against the Granite Point platform by ice.

    All seven crew members of Monarch were evacuated to the platform, with no serious injuries reported.



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