Guard is warning mariners on the west side of Kodiak Island to be on the look
out for a partially-submerged fishing boat that went down Sunday.
Station Kodiak Jayhawk crew rescued five crew members from the vessel Scandia
more than 70 miles west of Kodiak City Sunday afternoon.
Guard received a call at 11:35 a.m. that the 56-foot fishing vessel was taking
on water and the crew was unable to keep up with the rate of flooding. As a
result, the crew donned survival suits, deployed a 17-foot skiff and abandoned
crewmembers of the Scandia were hoisted from the skiff at 1:23 p.m. and safely
delivered back to Kodiak. There were no injuries or medical concerns reported
by the crew.
Anchorage watch-stander Michael McCandless said the crew of the Scandia was
well-prepared, which was vital in their successful rescue.
vessel was reportedly caring 1,200 gallons of diesel and 80 gallons of lube oil,
however, there have been no reports of pollution at this time.
remains partially submerged more than 70 miles west of Kodiak City. The Coast
Guard is conducting radio broadcasts encouraging all boaters the keep a sharp
lookout and use caution while transiting the area.