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Fish tender crew recognized for dramatic rescue in winter 2012

KODIAK, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard presented the crew of the Trident Seafoods fish tender Tuxedni with the prestigious Gold Lifesaving Medal awards for their heroic actions that saved the lives of five people from the sinking fishing vessel Heritage in 2012. Plancich ordered his crew to get underway to help. Others responded as well, but none as quickly as the Tuxedni. The crew of the Tuxedni battled high seas, 60 mph winds and freezing conditions to rescue the five people from a life raft. [email protected]