4 rescued after fishing boat capsizes in Alaska

  • Sat Jul 5th, 2014 6:53pm
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Associated Press

VALDEZ, Alaska — The Coast Guard says a 45-foot fishing vessel capsized in Alaska’s Port Valdez and all four crewmembers have been rescued with no injuries.

Authorities say the seine fishing vessel Elohim capsized Friday evening while transiting Port Valdez. The cause of the incident remains under investigation. Elohim is homeported in Homer, Alaska.

The Coast Guard says another fishing vessel, Infinite Grace, recovered the four crewmembers. Infinite Grace also towed the capsized vessel to the mooring buoy in Port Valdez. No pollution related to the incident has been reported.

The Coast Guard says the capsized Elohim had approximately 500 pounds of salmon on board.

Local, state and federal agencies are overseeing salvage of the vessel to ensure safety and protection of the marine environment.

Valdez is one of Alaska’s most important ports.