Coast Guard rescued two mariners in distress 130 miles northwest of Kodiak Island on the Alaska Peninsula, Tuesday. The helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the mariners to Iliamna Airport.
The emergency mayday call via VHF channel 16 was broken and unreadable. The vessel in distress, the 32 ft fishing vessel Dutch, then activated their emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB).
The vessel had run hard aground with no injuries reported.
by Tom Evans, Injury at Sea. Continue Reading