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SERIOUS, BUT STABLE CONDITION: Damaged fishing boat in north Svalbard still intact, but officials anxious to begin difficult removal operation to prevent fuel spill (w/ video)

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A fishing trawler stranded in the northernmost part of Svalbard appears intact three days after 14 crew members were removed by rescue helicopters, but officials conducting an observation flight by helicopter above the vessel Sunday said they are anxious to begin the challenge task of removing the vessel before the harsh conditions tear debris or fuel loose.