Boaters rescued near Ketchikan

    A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew arrives on scene to assist a disabled 21-foot Boston Whaler with two people aboard on Moira Sound, Alaska, Nov. 2, 2017. The boatcrew embarked the two and

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) A Coast Guard boatcrew assisted two people Thursday aboard a disabled 21-foot Boston Whaler on the west side of Clarence Strait near Moira Sound near Ketchikan.

    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. 

     

    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. “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.”

     

     Weather on scene was 9 mph winds with 1 to 2-foot seas and 11.5 miles visibility.

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