Friday, October 6, 2017

USCG Saves Alaska Fishermen

By Karen Robes Meeks

The US Coast Guard (USCG) recently saved the crew of the fishing vessel Tsimshain Lady after it began taking on water near Tamgas Harbor, Alaska.

Members of Coast Guard Cutter Anthony Petit offered a dewatering pump and secured the fishing vessel to the cutter until it could be handed off to a Station Ketchikan Response Boat - Medium crew, which towed it to Tamgas Harbor.

“We greatly appreciate the relay of the distress call from the crew of the fishing vessel Huntress,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Breanna Teffier, a Sector Juneau watchstander. “The information they provided to the crew of the Anthony Petit and our watchstanders allowed us to respond quickly and get the crew of the Tsimshain Lady to safety.”