Fishing vessel Jacklynn May hit a rock near Percy Islands, Wednesday.
Coast Guard Cutter Adelie arrived on scene, controlled the flooding and assisted in towing the vessel to a nearby boat ramp for repairs.
The fishing vessel Jacklynn May had hit a rock and was taking on water. Coast Guard established communications with the Jacklynn May and confirmed the vessel was in distress with two people aboard.
The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, launched the Station Ketchikan crew, diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Adelie to assist and also requested help from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka.
The Station Ketchikan boat crew, aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, arrived on scene to assist Alaska Wildlife troopers and a good Samaritan vessel, Trident.
The mariners aboard the flooding fishing vessel had taken to their life raft and were in good condition when rescuers arrived. The Good Samaritan crew of Trident rescued them from their raft and took them aboard.
The water appeared to be entering the fishing vessel through a one-inch hole in the bow. Once the flooding was controlled, the Coast Guard members stuffed blankets and wedges into the hole to slow the water.”
The fishing vessel Ocean Harvester towed the Jacklynn May to a boat ramp at Tent Point on Annette Island.
by Tom Evans, Injury at Sea. Continue Reading