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Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near Fairweather Ground, Alaska

A Coast Guard aircrew assisted a fishing vessel taking on water with four people aboard in the vicinity of Fairweather Ground approximately 49 miles southeast of Lituya Bay Friday morning. The 53-foot fishing vessel Pacific Star received assistance from Coast Guard aircrews and the good Samaritan vessel Sherrie Marie before getting back underway to Sitka. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a report that the 53-foot Pacific Star began taking on water after 9 p.m. Thursday. The captain of the Pacific Star reported taking on water through a hatch on the aft part of the vessel. All donned survival suits and proceeded toward Lituya Bay. Sector Juneau issued an Urgent Marine Information Bulletin and launched two aircrews to assist, one Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew and one HC-130 Air Station Kodiak crew. The tug Bering Titan was about 19 miles south of the Pacific Star’s position and escorted the vessel in case the situation deteriorated. At approximately 10 p.m. Thursday, while on scene, an Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew lowered a dewatering pump to the Pacific Star. The captain reported that pumps were keeping up with the flooding and decided to continue sailing closer to shore. An HC-130 aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak remained overhead and maintained communications with the Pacific Star while the Jayhawk aircrew refueled in Yakutat. At 8 a.m. the Pacific Star safely made its transit to Graves Harbor, where the vessel could dewater and make repairs after determining that the vessel was taking on water through a leaky hatch. The fishing vessel Sherrie Marie was anchored nearby in Graves Harbor and also provided assistance to the vessel. Video 20:42


Coast Guard crew assists fishing vessel south of Cape Ann

uscg-logoA rescue crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo assisted a disabled fishing vessel Saturday 40 miles south of Cape Ann. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received the call via VHF-16 radio Saturday at 10:40 a.m. from the captain of the Orion, a 79-foot fishing vessel out of Gloucester, stating the boat was disabled due to engine failure.  Arriving on scene at approximately 4 p.m., the Key Largo crew safely put Orion into tow and set a course for Gloucester. At approximately 7:45 p.m, the Key Largo passed the tow to the fishing vessel Captain Joe, who was scheduled to return the Orion and crew to their homeport in Gloucester early Sunday morning. Link, 15:46

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel 50 miles from Portsmouth, NH

crew member aboard Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba stands tow watch over the fishing vessel Danny BoyThe crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station South Portland, Maine, rescued four people Thursday who were aboard a disabled fishing vessel 50 miles east of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The captain of the 45-foot fishing vessel Danny Boy, homeported out of Portland, Maine, used a VHF-16 radio to contact watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Command Center Thursday at about 1:15 a.m. reporting Danny Boy was disabled, possibly due to a lack of fuel. Read the rest here 15:30

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel taking on water near Juneau, Alaska

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa assisted the crew of the 36-foot fishing vessel USCG after their vessel began taking on water near Juneau, Alaska, Friday evening. A Coast Guard Anacapa crewmember successfully patched two holes found in the Pot Luck’s hull and escorted the vessel to Petersburg, Alaska. Read the rest here 17:27