Coast Guard rescues three people near Holkham Bay

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Juneau rescued three people at Point Coke near Holkham Bay in Southeast Alaska Friday.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a distress call over VHF-FM Channel 16 at about 4:24 p.m. from the crew of the 55-foot Petersburg-based fishing vessel Alaska Adventure reporting their vessel was aground.

The crew of the Alaska Adventure was transiting from Petersburg to Juneau when the vessel ran aground. Once aground the vessel began to list to a 45-degree angle, prompting the crew to abandon ship into their liferaft.

The Coast Guard 47-foot rescue boat crew arrived on scene at approximately 7:25 p.m. and safely brought the three people aboard. The crew of the Alaska Adventure arrived safely in Juneau late Friday evening.

There was no evidence of any pollution sighted by the Coast Guard. There is approximately 3,000 gallons of diesel reportedly aboard the fishing vessel. An over flight of the area is planned by a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard personnel are investigating the cause of the grounding and working with the owner to arrange to refloat the vessel.

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