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Fishing Crew Rescued After Vessel Runs Aground Off Unalaska

Mar 6, 2017

The F/V St. Dominick ran aground Monday morning off Unalaska Island. No signs of pollution have been reported.
Credit U.S. Coast Guard District 17

A fishing crew was rescued Monday morning after their boat ran aground off Unalaska Island.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Steenson said the fishing vessel St. Dominick began taking on water around 10 a.m.

“All of the crew members of the St. Dominick were transported to Dutch Harbor by the Good Samaritan vessel Kona Kai,” she said.

Steenson said it’s unclear how many people were aboard the 50-foot steel boat, which is registered to Zachary Nehus of Unalaska. 

She said the Coast Guard’s only involvement has been to keep an eye on the incident from above.

“An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak conducted a flyover to monitor the scene," she said. "At the time of the flyover, they didn’t observe or report any type of pollution or oil sheen.”

While officials watch for environmental impacts, Resolve Magone Marine is scheduled to salvage the vessel on Tuesday.

“They’ll try to de-water the engine room, patch the hull, and conduct underwater repairs,” said Steenson.

The Coast Guard has not opened an investigation into the incident.