A Coast Guard helicopter crew deployed a rescue swimmer to hoist the crew-members from the sinking F/V Laura, and safely transported them to Air Station Kodiak.
The emergency call from the master of the fishing vessel Laura came in at 7 a.m., saying that the vessel had run aground and the crew was abandoning ship in the life rafts.
These crewmen were lucky to be rescued apparently unscathed. The cause of the trauma they were put through deserves a thorough knowledgable investigation. A competent experienced attorney can determine if they have a case for collecting compensation.
A C-130 Hercules and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter located the fishermen with the assistance of the good Samaritan fishing vessel Stillwater crew.
“We want to stress the importance of having proper survival gear on board in case of emergencies,” said Lt. Jacob Rettig, an Air Station Kodiak operations duty officer. “In this case, the crew had survival suits, flares, and strobe lights, which aided in locating and rescuing the crew safely and efficiently.”
The Coast Guard is scheduled to investigate the cause of the incident.
by Tom Evans, Injury at Sea.
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