Fishermen rescued as boat sinks in Bristol Bay

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2000

KODIAK (AP) -- Fishermen rescued four of their own as a gill-netter sank in Bristol Bay this week.

The four aboard the F/V Aleutian were safe and sound before the Coast Guard arrived to help, said Coast Guard Lt. Peter Broda. No one was hurt in the mishap Thursday night.

The 32-foot boat was at the mouth of the Naknek River when it ran into trouble. The crew called Trident Seafoods in Naknek via cell phone after 9 p.m. and headed for a sandbar to beach the vessel, said Trident seafood vessel manager Matt Chester.

Trident notified the Coast Guard, which diverted a C-130. But before the plane arrived, the 32-foot Bristol Bay gillnetter F/V Sockeye and the processor F/V Aleutian Falcon responded to the Coast Guard's Urgent Marine Information Broadcast.

The Aleutian Falcon spotted the sinking vessel with binoculars and directed the Sockeye to the sandbar, Chester said.



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