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.
The fishing vessel Savannah Ray ran aground in Chiniak Bay off Kodiak Island, Alaska. The Savannah Ray had run aground in bad weather with winds reaching 50 mph and seas reaching 10 feet. The crew sent out a distress call and the fishing vessel’s EPIRB alerted authorities. The Coast Guard dispatched a Jayhawk helicopter to the scene. The helicopter arrived over the Savannah Ray finding the 4 crew in their survival suits with the life raft launched. The helicopter hoisted the 4 crew to safety and transferred them to Kodiak. No reports of injuries.
The 169 foot long fishing vessel Pacific Producer went aground on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The vessel was traveling through the Ouzinkie Narrows in 9 foot tides when it grounded onto the beach. The vessel suffered a large fracture along the hull, but no reports of injuries or pollution released. The Coast Guard is monitoring the situation on site. Salvage attempts won’t be attempted until higher tides return the following week. A good samaritan vessel help evacuate part of the Pacific Producer’s crew. Salvagers plan to remove the 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel to minimize treat of pollution. Reports state the Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
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