Charter Boat hits Rock Near Ketchikan
June 04, 2012
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Four of the five people on board the Silver King were picked up by a United States Coast Guard helicopter after the charter fishing boat struck a rock and began taking on water near Ketchikan.
Silver King on the rocks at Dall Head around 7 pm Sunday
Photograph by Jon Van Essen
The Coast Guard reported receiving a call Sunday afternoon that the boat was in trouble off of Gravina Island's Dall Head which is located about 12 nautical miles southwest of Ketchikan.
The Silver King was grounded in order to keep it from sinking. A commercial salvage company plugged a 3 by 8 inch hole and the Silver King was refloated early Monday morning. The vessel was towed back to Ketchikan.
No injuries were reported.
Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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