‘Alaska Rose’ presumed to have sunk after Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessel rescue crew

A fishing vessel capsized offshore from Chiniak yesterday, requiring the Coast Guard [USCG] to send a rescue crew. No fatalities were reported.

Weather conditions at the time included 30 knot winds and eight foot seas.

According to a Coast Guard statement, the Alaska Rose, a 46-foot-fishing vessel, reported that they were taking on water two miles northeast of Chiniak Island around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak was on scene 30 minutes later and hoisted one person from the overturned Alaska Rose.

Three other crew members from the capsized fishing vessel were rescued from the water by a nearby boat, the Kylia.
Coast Guard Lt. Madeline Romito said in a statement, “I wholeheartedly thank the good Samaritans involved. The quick response between them and the helicopter crew played a major role in the positive outcome of this case.”

All four crew from the Alaska Rose received medical attention from Emergency Medical Services in Kodiak.

The Coast Guard says the cause of the incident is under investigation. Coast Guard officials say the Alaska Rose is presumed to have sunk.

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