A man and a pregnant woman were rescued from the disabled 29-foot fishing vessel Yo Yo, homeported in Dillingham, near Togiak in Tvativak Bay Sunday and safely transferred to Togiak.
Watchstanders at the 17th District command center in Juneau received a report from the crew of the Yo Yo that the vessel’s engine was disabled and weather conditions were worsening. 17th District watchstanders requested the launch of the Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak and a C-130 Hercules air plane crew from Kodiak while the crew of the Yo Yo slowly made their way toward safe shelter under minimal power.
The C-130 crew arrived on scene first and monitored the Yo Yo’s progress until the vessel’s crew reported weather conditions were too dangerous to continue and requested rescue.
There were no reported injuries.
The weather on scene was reported to consist of 10-foot seas with 35-mph winds and overcast skies.