Man rescued after boat sinks off Kodiak

Posted: Monday, May 07, 2001

KODIAK (AP) -- A Kodiak man was rescued by a fishing boat after his vessel sank off of Cape Chiniak, about 12 miles south of Kodiak, Saturday evening.

Patrick Hogan, of Kodiak, was rescued by the crew of the fishing vessel Tina Marie.

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak received a mayday call from Hogan at 6:21 p.m. saying the fishing vessel Iliamna was taking on water. The Coast Guard issued an urgent notice to mariners asking that any vessel in the area come to Hogans aid.

The Tina Maries skipper responded to the notice and reached Hogan about seven minutes later. Hogan said he was the only person onboard the Iliamna. The 29-foot boat sank shortly after Hogan was rescued. He was taken to St. Paul Harbor in good condition. An investigator from the Coast Guards Marine Safety Detachment in Kodiak is investigating.

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