The 382 foot long tanker-barge DBL 106 ran aground near Kodiak, Alaska. The tanker-barge, loaded with an undisclosed amount of fuel, was being towed by the 124 foot long, 469 dwt tug Bismarck Sea when it ran aground 2 miles from Kodiak. The barge was successfully refloated and was taken to an anchorage where it could be inspected. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution. A boom will be placed around the DBL 106 to contain any potential pollution. The Coast Guard have dispatched inspection personnel to the scene while aircraft will conduct an overflight as part of the assessment.
The 67 foot long, 105 gt fishing vessel Jeanoah struck a rock in the Shelikof Strait near Kodiak, Alaska. The Jeanoah tore a hole in the hull and suffered water ingress. The vessel alerted the Coast Guard who dispatched a MH-65 Jayhawk helicopter and the cutter Roanoke Island to the scene. The helicopter arrived and dropped a dewatering pump. Short time later, the cutter sent a team to assist the Jeanoah’s crew conducting temporary repairs. The nearby fishing vessel Katherine arrived on scene and took the Jeanoah under tow to sheltered waters escorted by the Roanoke Island. No reports of injuries. Reports state the vessels will proceed to Kodiak.
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)