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SHIP NAME: Kenai KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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Early on the morning of Oct. 20, 1992, the tanker Kenai veered out of the shipping lane toward Middle Rock, the Valdez Arm's best-known hazard. As Coast Guard watchmen stared nervously at their screens, the escort tug on duty nosed into the side of the tanker. Finally, the Kenai's crew realized the problem was with their steering indicator, not the steering itself. They got the tanker pointed back toward the sea.


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Kenai experiences propulsion trouble and drifts to within 100 yards of Middle Rock before tug saves tanker and brings back on course.


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Nalder may be confusing this casualty with a somewhat similar Kenai casualty on 1995-11-10.

This ship has a very similar failure, almost exactly ten years later, in almost exactly the same place.