The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued four men from a life raft Thursday night after they abandoned the fishing vessel Moonlight Maid more than 30 miles south of Resurrection Bay.
"The crew reported that the vessel was sinking and they were donning survival suits and entering their life raft," the Coast Guard said.
Here's the mayday call.
A helicopter out of Kodiak located the raft at 10:51 p.m. and safely hoisted the fishermen and took them to Seward.
Reported weather conditions at the time the vessel sank included winds of 20 to 30 mph and 13-foot seas.
The Coast Guard planned to conduct an overflight to check for debris and pollution.
The state Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission lists the Moonlight Maid as a 110-foot wood-hulled vessel, built in 1942.
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