Coast Guard Rescues 4 After Fishing Vessel Runs Aground

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four stranded individuals Thursday after a fishing vessel ran aground near Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene just after midnight to find all four survivors huddled on a rock with the tide coming in. They were placed in the care of awaiting EMS. No injuries were reported at the time of transfer.

“This case showcased the tremendous teamwork of Bertholf’s entire crew to include our embarked helicopter detachment from Air Station Kodiak,” said Capt. Timothy Brown, Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf’s commanding officer. “Thankfully, these mariners were well-prepared for emergency, and took the proper actions in time to notify the Coast Guard and get off the vessel. We were very fortunate to be close by and able to arrive on scene quickly.”

The Coast Guard is currently investigating the cause of the accident, as well as monitoring the grounded vessel.

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Photo Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard – Defense Visual Distribution Service 

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