The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa assisted the crew of the 36-foot fishing vessel Pot Luck after their vessel began taking on water near Juneau, Alaska, Friday evening.
A Coast Guard Anacapa crewmember successfully patched two holes found in the Pot Luck's hull and escorted the vessel to Petersburg, Alaska.
Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a report from the Pot Luck's master stating their vessel was taking on water and their dewatering pumps were not keeping up. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and diverted the Anacapa to assist.
"These mariners did the right thing and contacted the Coast Guard as soon as they knew they needed assistance," said Lt. Stacey Tate, command duty officer, Coast Guard Sector Juneau. "The Coast Guard encourages all mariners to have a reliable means of communication aboard their vessels, such as VHF radios, in order to contact help during emergencies."
Weather at the time of the incident was reported as 2-foot seas and 10 mph winds.
The Anacapa is a 110-foot Island Class cutter homeported in Petersburg, Alaska.