Good News about Dog Stranded Aboard Indonesian Tanker
- Thanks to Shell at FeralPlace@... for forwarding this good news!
And thanks to everyone who wrote authorities and contacted the press. Your efforts resulted in a happy ending!
For everyone who has been following the story --
Stranded dog rescued
Tugboat crewmen board the tanker and grab the dog
HONOLULU (AP) - Crewmen from a tugboat hired by the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday captured Forgea, a dog stranded for 24 days aboard an abandoned Indonesian tanker, a Coast Guard spokesman said. Ready with a trap, the crewmen didn't have to use it. They found the dog on board and put him inside a portable kennel, said Chief Petty Officer Tyler Johnson. "The dog was on the deck and they grabbed it," Johnson said.
He said the female mixed-breed white terrier would be moved later Friday to the tugboat American Quest after crewmen complete rigging operations aboard the tanker Insiko 1907 to get it ready for towing. The Coast Guard had sent the tugboat to prepare to move the tanker away from Johnston Atoll out of concern that it would break open and spill its 60,000 gallons of diesel fuel near the island, which is U.S. territory.
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