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9 rescued when military training vessel runs aground

12/03/2012 04:52 EST | Updated 02/02/2013 05:12 EST
No one was injured when a military training vessel ran aground near Powell River, B.C., on Monday.

Nine people aboard Black Duck had to be rescued after the vessel ran up on some rocks on Vivian Island just before noon.

"There were no injuries and the vessel was aground and beginning to tilt a little bit as the tide was lowering, so we had the Coast Guard lifeboat out of Powell River and also the Cormorant helicopter out of 19 Wing Comox respond," said Capt. Pat McSorley is with the Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria.

McSorley says weather was fair at the time of the grounding.

It's believed Comox will have to wait for the next high tide to float Black Duck off the rocks.

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