Coast Guard responds to grounding of Kodiak-based Hail Mary

KODIAK, Alaska – Crews from Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak and Air Station Kodiak responded to a grounded fishing vessel taking on water on Nymens Peninsula in Womens Bay adjacent to the Coast Guard Base in Kodiak Tuesday.

Personnel at the Sector Anchorage Command Center received a call at 10:12 a.m. via VHF-FM channel 16 from a crewman aboard the 42-foot Kodiak-based fishing vessel Hail Mary reporting the vessel was aground and taking on water with four crew aboard.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew and an Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak small boat were in the vicinity and both heard the distress call. They diverted to assist and were on scene within 10 minutes.

The crew of the rescue helicopter dropped a dewatering pump to the vessel and the crew of the small boat assisted the fishing vessel crew in setting up the pump and dewatering the vessel. The fishing vessel crew located the damaged part of the hull and used plugs to patch the hole.

The Coast Guard and fishing vessel crews were able to refloat the Hail Mary about an hour later. The fishing vessel crew used their own skiff to tow the Hail Mary to the dock at Alaska Pacific Seafoods in Kodiak City arriving at 12:48 p.m.

Personnel from Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak will follow up and inspect the damage and repairs. No pollution was sighted and there were no injuries.

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  1. Davi Vicente da Fonseca says:

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  2. cgnews says:

    We used Google Translate and believe this is what Davi was saying:

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