The 82 foot long fishing vessel Northern Pride caught fire off Kodiak Island, Alaska. The vessel was proceeding to Seward when it caught fire off Marmot Island. The three crew attempted to extinguish the blaze, but the smoke was too intense. Unable to contain the fire , the men sent out a distress call and abandoned ship. The three crew donned immersions suits and got into a life raft. A good Samaritan vessel had relayed the distress call to the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter to the scene. The helicopter arrived a short time later and hoisted the men to safety. No reports of injuries or pollution released.