The 84 foot long fishing vessel Mary Kay sank near the Dixon Entrance off Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlottes). The crew contacted the Coast Guard that the vessel was taking on water and required assistance. The Coast Guard ordered a helicopter to be launched, but two local fishing vessel were able to come to the Mary Kay’s aid. The four crew were picked up from a liferaft and transferred to the fishing vessel North Wind. The North Wind proceeded to Ketchikan. No reports of injuries. The Mary Kay had some 2500 gallons of diesel fuel when it sank in 100 fathoms of water. No signs of pollution has been spotted on the surface. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.
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