Coast Guard rescues 3 from boat that ran aground in Akutan Harbor
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers from the fishing vessel Predator after it ran aground in Akutan Harbor Monday morning.
The F/V Predator ran aground, resulting in an eight-inch crack in its hull, a USCG statement explained.
“As a result, the Predator began taking on water and the crew was unable to keep up with the flooding utilizing dewatering pumps,” the statement said.
A Jayhawk helicopter was dispatched from Air Station Kodiak and hoisted the crewmembers safely from the vessel. All aboard were taken to Akutan and did not report any injuries, according to Coast Guard officials.
“This case is a perfect example of the ever-changing dynamic of search and rescue in Alaska and how well trained our personnel are to respond,” Lt. Scott Verhage, a Jayhawk helicopter co-pilot, said in a statement. “The crew of the Predator was well prepared, having all the safety equipment necessary to help us find them and execute the rescue.”
The Coast Guard reported 25 mph winds and 10-feet seas in the area.
USCG officials were not immediately available to comment further on the incident.
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