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  • An island of southwest Alaska in the Andreanof group of the central Aleutian Islands. It was the site of a major U.S. military base during World War II.

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  • The 738-foot Golden Seas, with a full load of canola seed, suffered engine troubles in strong winds and rough seas Friday that caused it to drift toward Atka Island, about 1,300

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  • It was in the Bering Sea about 28 miles north of Atka Island when improving weather allowed it to begin moving away from shore at about 4 mph, according to the Coast Guard and other responders.

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  • Sea about 28 miles north of Atka Island when improving weather allowed it to begin moving away from shore at about 4 mph, according to the Coast Guard and other responders.

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  • The 18,000-horsepower Tor Viking II began its tow of the cargo ship late Saturday, a few hours after they rendezvoused in the Bering Sea, about 45 miles north of Atka Island.

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  • The ship, with a full load of canola seed, suffered engine troubles in strong winds and rough seas Friday that caused it to drift toward Atka Island, about 1,300 miles southwest of

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  • The ship developed engine trouble in strong winds and rough seas Friday that caused it to drift toward Atka Island, about 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage.

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  • The commercial tug began its tow of the 738-foot Golden Seas with 20 crew members aboard after they rendezvoused a few hours earlier in the Bering Sea, about 45 miles north of Atka Island.

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  • The ship developed engine trouble in strong winds and rough seas Friday, raising concerns of grounding as it drifted toward Atka Island, about 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage.

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  • The 18,000-horsepower Tor Viking II began its tow of the 738-foot Golden Seas with a crew of 20 late Saturday, a few hours after they rendezvoused in the Bering Sea, about 45 miles north of Atka Island.

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  • Sea about 24 nautical miles north of Atka Island when improving weather allowed it to begin moving away from shore at about 4 mph, according to the Coast Guard and other responders.

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