Coast Guard assists boaters aboard disabled vessel near Ketchikan
November 02, 2017
A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew transported the vessel's passengers to Thomas Basin. The two people reported no medical concerns or injuries.
“These boaters filed a float plan with a friend that provided vital information in order to locate them in a quick manner,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Santos, a Station Ketchikan crew member. “The prompt notification by the friend helped our crew locate these boaters and take them to safety.”
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a call from a friend of the two people at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The friend reported the boat was disabled and anchored approximately 26 miles southwest of Station Ketchikan.
Weather on scene was 9 mph winds with 1 to 2-foot seas and 11.5 miles visibility.
Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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