Several fishing boats assist the FV Luna and saved it from sinking on Tuesday (USCG photo)
The Coast Guard reported Tuesday that it assisted a Kodiak-based fishing vessel after it struck a rock
and began sinking Monday.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Charly
Hengen (Hen-jin) said the 50-foot fishing vessel Luna was fishing for salmon in
on Kodiak Island's northwest side near Shelikof Strait
when it began taking on water.
1 23 sec. "It began sinking Monday ... at
said the Jayhawk lowered a dewatering pump to the Luna and the Hercules dropped
two additional pumps. The Coast Guard also launched an H-65 Dolphin helicopter
from Air Station Kodiak.
2 10 sec. "On board that helicopter ... or
anything like that.")
addition to the fishing vessel Lady Ashely, several other Good Samaritan
vessels in the area assisted the Luna with dewatering. Hengen said the flooding
was controlled, and the Good Samaritan vessels remained in the area, continuing
3 30 sec. "There was a lot of people fishing
... the fishing vessel Luna.")
of this (Tuesday) afternoon, the crew of the Luna was making repairs to the
vessel in preparation for a return to Kodiak. Hengen said it had yet to be
determined at the time if the Luna would return under its own power or need to
be towed in. The Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Kodiak reports no
environmental issues or concerns at this time.