Fishing vessel rescue in Hoonah

    The fishing vessel Reluctant. Photo courtesy of US Coast Guard Sector Juneau.

    Hoonah, Alaska (KINY) - The US Coast Guard Sector Juneau reported no injuries after the fishing vessel Reluctant, ran aground on Tuesday.

    The Coast Guard cutter John McCormick and crew were sent to rescue the operator and a crew member on board.

    They found the vessel in some rocks south of Hoonah in Neka Bay.

    The Coast Guard launched a small boat to pick up the stranded crew members without incident.

    The Reluctant was towed to Hoonah to be inspected for damage.

    Juneau command center watchstander Scott Cichoracki said the John McCormick was close by when the call came in Tuesday morning, "We were able to quickly get a crew on scene to assist and the radio communications were clear."


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