Coast Guard Rescues Five Fishermen From Life Raft Near Sitka
JUNEAU, Alaska — Five fishermen were airlifted by the Coast Guard from a life raft Tuesday after they were forced to abandon their fishing vessel taking on water southeast of Sitka. The operation was successful -- all five were flown to Sitka and released with no injuries -- in part due to the preparation of the skipper and crew.
A few days before the vessel left Sitka the crew had conducted an abandon ship drill, including donning the survival suits.
At approximately 2:33 a.m. Tuesday, Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command Center watchstanders ...
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