READY TO HANG – Instructor Franco Zacha, a Brooklyn based artist/illustrator, looks over the work of Sitka Fine Arts Camp students putting the final touches on their gauche paintings this morning. Students will show their work at an opening in Yaw Art Center on the SJ campus Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students pictured in foreground are Kai Thomas, 17, from Anchorage and Audrey Mack, 17, of Seattle, far right. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson) 

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Two Bodies Found In Boat Recovery

By SHANNON HAUGLAND

Sentinel Staff Writer

Troopers said today the bodies of two women have been recovered from the wreckage of the charter fishing boat that sank Sunday off the southern end of Kruzof Island.

“They are believed to be Danielle Agcaoili, 53, and Brandi Tyau, 56,” troopers said in their daily dispatches report today. “The bodies are being transported to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for examination and identification.”

Four charter clients and the boat skipper were aboard the 30-foot aluminum boat for a day fishing charter on Sunday.

Kingfisher Charters reported the boat was overdue Sunday evening. A Coast Guard helicopter was launched at around 7 p.m. and found the half-submerged vessel just off Low Island, 10 miles southwest of Sitka near the southeast end of Kruzof Island. 

On Sunday the Coast Guard retrieved the body of one passenger, later identified as Maury Agcaoili, 57, from the water near the half-submerged boat. With today’s recovery of the two women, Robert Solis, 61, a charter boat passenger from Canoga Park, California, and Morgan Robidou, 32, of Sitka, the skipper of the vessel, remain missing, the troopers said. 

Hanson Maritime of Sitka is working on securing the wrecked charter boat, which authorities say remains offshore from Kruzof Island near where it was found Sunday evening.

“Efforts to raise the vessel and tow it back to town are ongoing,” troopers said in an 11:33 a.m. email today.

The Coast Guard suspended its intensive air, sea and land search at 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 20 hours of searching covered an area of 825 square miles, the Coast Guard said. Also involved were the Sitka Fire Department dive team, and search and rescue team, NOAA law enforcement, Alaska State Troopers and good Samaritan vessels.

 

 

 

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July 2004 

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July 1974

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