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For Immediate Release: May 19, 2004

LeConte Continues on Voyage to Ketchikan

Juneau, Alaska- The LeConte under tow by the tug Chahunta continues to progress well on the voyage to Ketchikan. This morning at approximately 8:30 AM the vessel reported being in Sumner Strait near the entrance to Wrangell Narrows. The vessel is about 90 miles from Ketchikan.

The voyage weather continues to be favorable with almost no wind and very calm seas.

The American Salvor continues to escort the Chahunta and LeConte. A 500-yard moving safety zone remains in place around the vessel towline and Chahunta during the voyage to Ketchikan.

The LeConte is expected to arrive in Ketchikan on Thursday morning where the vessel is scheduled to berth at Alaska Ship & Drydock.