Response crews find no fuel aboard grounded fishing vessel

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Sara Francis ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Commercial response crews found the Midnite Sun still aground on Afognak Island Tuesday, however, recent severe weather in the area attributed to a compromise of the vessel’s hull on the rocky shore. Surveys by the response crewmembers found all fuel tanks on board the vessel had been compromised resulting in a total loss of fuel...

Video – Coast Guard surveys grounded fishing vessel

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts an overflight with Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak personnel aboard to assess the 68-foot fishing vessel Midnite Sun Feb. 11, 2011, after it went aground 36 miles northwest of Kodiak. The Midnite Sun crew ran aground at 12:13 a.m. and was safely rescued by a Coast Guard Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard rescues five fishermen from grounded Kodiak-based vessel

USCG file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued five fishermen from the Kodiak-based 68-foot fishing vessel Midnite Sun which ran aground 36 miles northwest of Kodiak Friday morning. Francisco Jackson, 50, Clint Parks, 45, Michael Hintz, 28, William Kingery, 21, all Kodiak residents and Levi Russell, 20, residence unknown, were on board...