The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen from their sinking vessel, Monday in Islet Passage, near Sitka, Alaska.
Watchstanders Juneau Command Center received request for assistance from the fishing vessel Glory at approximately 8 p.m. They directed the launch of a Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist the vessel in distress.
A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew hoisted the two fishermen at approximately 9 p.m. from the 40-foot fishing vessel, Glory, approximately nine miles south of Sitka. The aircrew lowered a rescue swimmer to assess the vessel that was taking on water. The fishermen were unable to secure the source of the flooding and the rescue swimmer advised the fisherman to abandon ship.
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