Alaska fishing boat grounded to keep from sinking

Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

KODIAK — The skipper of a fishing boat has run the vessel aground near Prince William Sound in Alaska to avoid sinking in deeper water.

KMXT-FM reports the 42-foot vessel “Ruffian” based in Homer was sitting with its stern submerged near Latouche Island.

The Coast Guard has sent two Air Station Kodiak helicopters and a cutter from Homer to rescue the crew.

The fishing boat reportedly carries 200 gallons of diesel fuel. No injuries were reported.

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