Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel east of Metlakatla in Crab Bay

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of the 45-foot fishing vessel Millie B in Crab Bay, east of Annette Island Wednesday.

Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan watchstanders received a call from personnel at Annette Island Gas about 11 a.m. reporting the sunken vessel and a light sheen on the water.

Coast Guard responders went to Crab Bay and discovered the vessel sunk in approximately 65 to 80 feet of water and did not pose a navigational hazard. The vessel has approximately 80 gallons of diesel aboard. The responders did not observe a sheen or smell diesel.

It was reported to the Coast Guard that one person was aboard the vessel but transferred to the vessel’s skiff before the Millie B sank. The owner is working with the Coast Guard and reports he will raise the vessel as soon as possible.

Personnel from Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan will continue to investigate the situation.

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