FV Alaska Pride Limps Home After Being Lowered Extra Water Pump

Jay Barrett/KMXT

A 35-foot fishing vessel out of Kodiak radioed the Coast Guard early this morning that it was taking on water near Afognak Island and its on-board pumps were not keeping up with the flooding. 

The Alaska Pride, with four crewmen aboard, suffered a puncture to the hull sometime around 4:30 a.m. In the vicinity of Izhut Bay, according to Coast Guard spokesman Kelly Parker.

An Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter was dispatched with a portable de-watering pump, which the crew of the Alaska Pride reported stemmed the flooding.

Parker said the Good Samaritan vessel Rosella was to meet the Alaska Pride and escort it back across Marmot Bay to Kodiak City for repairs.

Conditions were clear with a 10- to 15- mph northerly winds and temperatures in the teens. No injuries were reported.

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