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F/V Saputi en route to Greenland after hitting ice, taking on water

f-v-saputiA fishing vessel is en route to Nuuk, Greenland, after it struck ice Sunday night, tearing a  hole into the hull. The F/V Saputi was fishing for turbot in the Davis Straight when it began taking on water. The Danish Coast Guard is en route to escort the ship to Nuuk. All 15 crew members on board are safe, said Harry Flaherty, president and CEO of the Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries Corporation. “Overall the pumps on the vessel was able to keep up [with] the influx of seawater,” he said. link 10:37