Coast Guard responds to mayday call from fishing vessel southwest of Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau Rescue Coordination Center launched an MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter and a response boat after receiving a mayday call from a crewmember aboard the 59-foot fishing vessel Patty J reporting it was taking on water with five crewmembers aboard and 400 to 500 gallons of diesel fuel 26 miles southwest of Juneau in Square Cove at 4:30 a.m. Saturday.