Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers respond to vessel taking on water near Dillingham, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers responded to four mariners in distress after their 32-foot fishing vessel Just In Time began taking on water near Dillingham, Friday.

Alaska State Troopers provided the crew of Just In Time a dewatering pump and a damage control kit to patch the hole, and stayed with the vessel to escort the mariners back to Dillingham.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders monitored a mayday call from the owner of Just In Time that his vessel was taking on water. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and two Alaska State Trooper patrol vessels responded to provide assistance.

“This case illustrates the indispensable partnership between the Coast Guard and our Alaskan state partners,” said Petty Officer 1st Class James Fangman, a watchstander at Coast Guard 17th District command center. “The quick response to our broadcast by the Alaska State Troopers ensured that the mariners in distress were able to safely get back underway and make it to port.”

Weather at the time of the incident was reported as 15 mph winds and 11-mile visibility.

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