Two People Missing in Marmot Bay

Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Two people are missing after a fishing vessel capsized in Marmot Bay.

According to a Coast Guard press release, at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning, watchstanders in Anchorage got a mayday from a good Samaritan vessel in the area.

The Miss Destinee had toppled following impact from a large wave.

The good Samaritan vessel reported it had rescued the ship master and one other person. However, two other people are still missing.

In response, the Coast Guard sent an Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak boat crew, an Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to the location.

They and the Samaritan vessel dedicated yesterday to searching a 7.5 mile area about 23 miles north of Air Station Kodiak. The search will continue throughout today.

As of 8 a.m Friday, according to Coast Guard public affairs located in Anchorage, the Coast Guard boat crew is still on scene, now with the Coast Guard cutter Sherman helping a tug to salvage the Miss Destinee and remove it from the water.

 

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