GOLDEN SEAS Saga - Deja Vu All Over Again . . .

Bulk carrier GOLDEN SEAS is disabled by turbocharger failure in the Bering Sea north of Atka in the Aleutian
Chain
exactly six years after SELENDANG AYU reported adrift north of Unalaska Island . . . USCG Photo

Coast Guard dispatches HC 130 aircraft with emergency towing package to assist GOLDEN SEAS . . . USCG Photo

18,000 horsepower Swedish flag icebreaker / tug supply vessel TOR VIKING II
gets underway from Dutch Harbor to assist . . .
USCG PHOTO

GOLDEN SEAS is seen adrift from TOR VIKING II as towing vessel arrives . . . TOR VIKING II Photo

GOLDEN SEAS as viewed from pilothouise of TOR VIKING II . . . TOR VIKING II Photo

TOR VIKING II takes GOLDEN SEAS under tow and heads south of Aleutian Chain for better weather . . .
Photo by TOR VIKING II . . .

Course followed by TOR VIKING II as she tows GOLDEN SEAS
from north of Atka Island to better weather in the North Pacific . . .

Vessel Track by Marine Exchange Vessel Tracking System PACTRACS

Unified Command press conference . . . USCG Photo

Coast Guard cutter ALEX HALEY arrives to accompany TOR VIKING II
and GOLDEN SEAS to safe port . . . USCG Photo

TOR VIKING and tow escorted by ALEX HALEY passing south of Unalaska Island preparing
to re enter Bering Sea via the Unimak Pass . . . Note heavy traffic of vessels on Great Circle Route . . .

TOR VIKING II towing GOLDEN SEAS escorted by tug GYRFALCON entering Unalaska Bay
enroute safe anchorage
- AIS Positions shown by Marine Exchange Vessel Tracking System

GOLDEN SEAS arrives in Unalaska Bay . . . USCG Photo . ..

GOLDEN SEAS approaches anchorage in Unalaska Bay . . .See below for postscript to the story . . .

June 20, 2011, the crew of the TOR VIKING II receives a Meritorious Public Service Award from the U.S. Coast
Guard for the rescue of the disabled GOLDEN SEAS at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm Sweden . . .

June 20, 2011, Captain John Kenyon U.S. Coast Guard, Commanding Officer Coast Guard Activities Europe, toasts
Captain Finn Jorgensen of the TOR VIKING II at the presentation of the Meritorious Public Service Award for the
rescue of the disabled bulk carrier GOLDEN SEAS off the Aleutian Islands in December 2010 . . .

Meritorious Public Service Award certificate and citation . . .