This just in from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Deckboss wonders whether the vessel involved here, the Copasetic, is the same boat that found trouble last summer.
July 7, 2011
Good Samaritan rescues four east of Resurrection Bay
KODIAK — The crew of the 58-foot good Samaritan fishing vessel Silver Storm rescued four fishermen Wednesday evening from the capsized 57-foot fishing vessel Copasetic near Cape Puget, 28 miles east of Resurrection Bay.
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a brief mayday call via VHF-FM radio at 6:02 p.m. from the crew of the Seward-based Copasetic. The Homer-based Silver Storm crew reported they heard the transmission and were a mile and a half away and en route to assist.
The Silver Storm arrived on scene at 6:12 p.m. It safely recovered the four Copasetic crewmembers and headed to Chenega Island to disembark the four fishermen. The Silver Storm arrived at Chenega Island at 9:45 p.m. and was met by local emergency medical services. There were no reported injuries.
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage personnel will be investigating the cause of the capsizing and sinking of the Copasetic. They will be working with the owner to develop a salvage and response plan for the vessel, reportedly with 2,100 gallons of diesel aboard.
Weather at the time of the incident was reported as winds of 23 mph with 2-foot seas.
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