Friday, June 30, 2017

Coordinated Effort Saves Fishermen

By Karen Robes Meeks

The crew of the fishing vessel Kodiak Sockeye was saved this month near Knowles Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska, thanks to Coast Guard and good Samaritan crews.

Both went into action after discovering that the fishing vessel began taking on water and its engine compartment was flooding. Rescue crews provided dewatering pumps and towed the ailing vessel 37 miles to Cordova.

“The crew of the Kodiak Sockeye was preparing to abandon ship when they called for help,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Lindsey Green, a Sector Anchorage watchstander. “The quick response time of our crews allowed us to save the crew and salvage their vessel.”

Those involved in the rescue included a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, a Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore and the crew of the good Samaritan vessels Rocky B and the Remedy.