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For Immediate Release: May 18, 2004

LeConte Sails to Ketchikan

Juneau, Alaska- The salvage team from Crowley Marine reported that things were proceeding well for the LeConte on the voyage from Cozian reef to Ketchikan. This morning at 8:30 AM the vessel was in South Chatham Strait South of Point Ellis. The speed for the flotilla was noted as approximately 5 knots.

Weather conditions on the voyage are reported as favorable and are expected to continue to be favorable for the remainder of the voyage.

A portion of the salvage crew remains on board the LeConte during the passage to monitor conditions on board the vessel. Salvage crews made plans today to remove a small amount of oil that was observed collecting on the surface of the water in various spaces within the LeConte after re-floating.