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‘A danger the boat will go down if it is pulled off the ground’: Removing trawler from north Svalbard will be long and difficult

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Removing a damaged fishing vessel stuck on an icy shore in north Svalbard will not be easy or quick – and the boat’s owner may have to shoulder most of the effort and cost due to limited government capabilities – but there appears to be no immediate environmental danger due to the slow progress, according to officials.