Coast Guard Rescues Five After Pleasure Craft Sinks

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

Five Anchorage residents are safe after their pleasure boat, the Nordic Mistress, sank yesterday 85 miles north of Kodiak.  The boat’s operator called in a mayday to the Coast Guard just before noon yesterday, saying their 60 foot vessel was taking on water. Four men and a teenager were on board. Petty Officer Jonathan Lally says a helicopter was dispatched from Kodiak to search for the boat.

The survivors were lifted into the helicopter and flown back to Kodiak. It isn’t known how much fuel was on board the Nordic Mistress, but no pollution from the incident has been reported. At the time of the rescue, the winds were about 15 miles per hour with six foot seas. The Coast Guard office in Anchorage is investigating the sinking, but no cause has been determined yet.

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