vessel that partially sunk Sunday afternoon in the Shelikof Strait
has gone to the bottom. A Coast Guard spokesman in Kodiak reports the Scandia
went down in Uyak Bay about 1:47 Monday morning as it was being towed by the Good
Samaritan vessel Hazel Lorraine.
Officer Johnathan Klingenberg said the Hazel Lorraine took the Scandia under
tow Sunday night at 7:43 p.m. - about six hours after the crew abandoned ship.. Uyak Bay is about 50
miles west-southwest of Kodiak City.
five members of the Scandia crew made it safely to a skiff with survival suits
on, a dog was left aboard the fishing vessel. It was rescued by the Hazel
Lorraine before the Scandia went down, and is reported in good condition. The
crew was hoisted early Sunay afternoon by an Air Station Jayhawk helicopter
and delivered to Kodiak. No injuries were reported.
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. Klingenberg
said members of the Marine Safety Detachment are surveying the site.