Jun 14 2012
Sinking Vessel Repaired by USCG and Good Samaritans
Thursday, 14 June 2012

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            Coast Guard aircrews and a Good Samaritan fishing vessel crew responded to a 70-foot landing craft taking on water more than 100 miles south of Cordova early Wednesday morning.

             A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cordova from Kodiak, and an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules crew arrived on-scene at 6:30 a.m. The helicopter lowered a number of dewatering pumps to the vessel Daniel D. Takak. A rescue swimmer was also deployed.

            With the help of the pumps and the crew of the landing craft Evgaik, the crew of the stricken vessel was able to patch the hole in their hull. They then got both engines running and began making their way to Homer. They were expected to arrive at Homer at 6:30 this (Thursday) morning.