Fishing vessel Polar Star refloated and enroute Kodiak

JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the 58-foot Kodiak-based fishing vessel Polar Star was able to repair the hull and refloat the vessel in Geographic Harbor around 12 a.m. Friday after running aground Tuesday morning in Shelikof Strait.

Coast Guard responds to grounding of Homer fishing vessel, Seward charter vessel reporting fire in engine room

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard responded to two separate distress calls after receiving one from a crewmember from the Homer-based 58-foot fishing vessel Polar Star reporting they were taking on water 65-miles west of Kodiak and another from a crewmember aboard the Seward-based 38-foot charter vessel Aurora reporting smoke in their engine room 10 miles southeast of Seward Tuesday morning.