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.