The 76 foot long fishing vessel Ocean Viking sank near Kodiak, Alaska. The four crew and a dog had abandoned ship when the fishing vessel suffered uncontrolled water ingress. The crew had sent out a distress call which was relayed to the Coast Guard. The crew of Ocean Viking donned survival suits and abandoned into the vessel’s life raft. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the scene which was able to rescue all 4 crew and the vessel’s dog. No reports of injuries. Reports state the crew were transported to Kodiak and were in good condition. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the sinking.
- Coast Guard rescues 4 people, dog from sinking vessel southwest of Kodiak, Alaska (uscgnews.com)
- Multimedia Release: Coast Guard rescues 4 men, dog from Ocean Viking southwest of Kodiak, Alaska (uscgnews.com)
- Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen near Kodiak (seattletimes.com)