FV Scandia Goes Down – Dog Left Aboard Rescued

Jay Barrett/KMXT

The fishing vessel that partially sunk Sunday afternoon in the Shelikof Strait has gone to the bottom. A Coast Guard spokesman in Kodiak reports the Scandia went down in Uyak Bay about 1:47 Monday morning as it was being towed by the Good Samaritan vessel Hazel Lorraine.

Petty Officer Johnathan Klingenberg said the Hazel Lorraine took the Scandia under tow Sunday night at 7:43 p.m. – about six hours after the crew abandoned ship.. Uyak Bay is about 50 miles west-southwest of Kodiak City.

While the five members of the Scandia crew made it safely to a skiff with survival suits on, a dog was left aboard the fishing vessel. It was rescued by the Hazel Lorraine before the Scandia went down, and is reported in good condition. The crew was hoisted early Sunay afternoon by an Air Station Jayhawk helicopter and delivered to Kodiak. No injuries were reported.

Sector Anchorage watch-stander Michael McCandless said the crew of the Scandia was well-prepared, which was vital in their successful rescue.

The fishing vessel was reportedly caring 1,200 gallons of diesel and 80 gallons of lube oil, however, there have been no reports of pollution at this time. Klingenberg said members of the Marine Safety Detachment are surveying the site.

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