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 58 foot fishing vessel Kimberly went aground in Jute bay, Shelikof Strait, Alaska. The vessel relayed its situation to family who contacted the Coast Guard. The fishing vessel was hard aground and the crew remained on board overnight due the winds reaching 100 mph and 16 foot waves. The Coast Guard dispatched an airplane and helicopter to the scene who were nearby waiting until daylight to attempt a rescue. Just as dawn approached, a second helicopter was dispatched to allow the first to return for refueling. As the second helicopter approached, another call was received that another vessel was sinking off Kodiak Island. While the helicopter was away, the four crew of the Kimberly walked to shore during low tide. A third helicopter arrived and hoisted the four crew safely on board. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 48 foot fishing vessel Sisiutl went aground in Portage Bay off Shelikof Strait, Alaska. The vessel with 3 crew on board and 600 gallons of diesel was taking on water and developing a list. The fishign vessel Invincible reported the Sisiutl aground to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard responded sending out a HC-130 Hercules and HH-65 Dolphin helicopter. The Hercules dropped a pump to the Sisiutl and a second pump was delivered by the Dolphin. With pumps on board, the vessel was able to refloat itself. The crew moved the vessel to Kantak Lagoon where they beached it to complete temporary repairs. The Sisiutl will be towed back to Kodiak. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities will investigate the incident.