April 18, 2007
A 47 foot motor life boat and 25 foot response boat were deployed from Station Ketchikan, and an HH-65 helicopter was deployed from Air Station Sitka, to assist the captain of the Lorelie L, who had notified the Coast Guard that he was attempting to navigate his flooding vessel into Hidden Bay.
the vessel Lorelie L near Ketchikan Tuesday
Official Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Ketchikan
The 25 foot response boat arrived on scene and escorted the vessel to the Kendrick Bay Lodge where the owner/operator will attempt repairs. The Coast Guard reported injuries at this time, and the cause of the flooding is unknown.
On scene weather conditions at the time were calm seas with a 15 knot wind blowing from the northwest.
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