US Coast Guard Photo
Homer-based fishing boat ran hard aground on Saturday morning in Muskomee Bay
on the north end of Raspberry Straight. The 42-foot Currency punctured its hull
and was taking on water in its engine room, and requested dewatering pumps from
the Coast Guard.
A Jayhawk helicopter
from Air Station Kodiak diverted from a training mission and was on-scene
within 20 minutes and delivered two pumps and an extra radio during two
separate trips to the boat.
Jason Boyle of the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Detachment in Kodiak says the
Currency's hull was patched Saturday night was successfully patched and
-- (Currency 1 11 sec "The
fishing vessel ... back to St. Paul Harbor.")
He said the
fishing vessel Letun (le ton) towed the Currency back.
the cause of the grounding has not been determined as of yet:
-- (Currency 2 10 sec "We'll
be doing an ... vessel for repairs.")
currency had on board about 250 gallons of diesel fuel, but no release or
pollution was reported. No injuries were sustained in the incident, and the
three-member crew did not abandon ship.
You can see
a Coast Guard picture of the Currency on our web site, KMXT dot org.