Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Sitka Sound, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Sitka Sound, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing vessel that partially sank Thursday with diesel fuel onboard in Sitka Sound. The owner of the fishing vessel Sandra L reported Friday that there is a visible sheen and has deployed absorbent boom. The tanks onboard have approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel with a potential maximum total of 600 gallons. The owner is in the process of...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist fishing vessel near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritans assist fishing vessel near Sitka, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and three good Samaritan vessels assisted the fishing vessel Sandra L after it began taking on water near Cosmos Cove Tuesday morning. The Sandra L crew was able to patch the breach following dewatering of their vessel and began transit back to Sitka with a good Samaritan escort. Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Belisle,...