Coast Guard investigates grounding of fishing boat


by Your Alaska Link News Team

Two crewmembers from a fishing vessel were able to walk from their grounded vessel to a waiting Coast Guard helicopter for rescue.

The Coast Guard says in a release that there were no injuries in the Monday morning incident in Sitka Sound.

Authorities say the 50-foot fishing vessel Mirage was grounded in low tide near Low Island, about 10 miles west of Sitka.

The Mirage, which doesn't appear to have any damage, has about 1,000 gallons of diesel aboard.

The crew will attempt to refloat the Mirage during high tide Tuesday. The Coast Guard will investigate the grounding.