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Shell’s Arctic Drillers Rescue Mariner and Cat

A mariner in distress on board a 30-foot sailboat was rescued by the crew of the Tor Viking II, an ice-breaking AHTS chartered to Shell off Alaska. The yacht was approximately 400 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska, and the rescue was achieved after the U.S. Coast Guard received an alert from the mariner’s emergency position indicating radio beacon. Watchstanders ...

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