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PERIL AT PYRAMIDEN: Historic seal-hunting boat takes on water at ice edge as 13 aboard prepare to abandon ship, but stays afloat until help arrives

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A boat notorious for its former seal-hunting history that started taking in water in the engine room after suffering a leak Friday morning at the ice edge near Pyramiden had the 13 people aboard preparing to evacuate the vessel, but the crew was able to restart the engine and keep the water under control until emergency help arrived, according to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centres of Northern Norway.