Fishermen Safe After Boat Burns

Jay Barrett, KMXT – Kodiak

Four Kodiak fishermen are in good shape after being forced to abandon their burning fishing boat five miles south of Sitkinak Island on Sunday morning. Sitkinak Island is south of Kodiak. The crew was long-lining for halibut when the fire occurred.

Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen – USCG: The Kodiak-based 52-foot long-line fishing vessel Nakat is engulfed in flames about 80 miles southwest of Kodiak July 11, 2010. The four men were able to disembark the vessel into a life raft, activate their emergency position indicating radio beacon and were rescued by an Air Station Kodiak aircrew.

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