The crew of a seiner is okay after their fishing vessel capsized in the Prince William Sound earlier this week. The Auriga was seeking at shelter from a storm at the time of the incident.
The Coast Guard says the Auriga was fishing near Eaglek Bay when its crew stopped in preparation of an incoming storm Monday afternoon. A large wave caused the 40-foot vessel to capsize. The four people onboard were able to climb aboard the vessel’s skiff. The Good Samaritan vessel Cornelia Marie rescued the crew and transported them safely to Valdez.
The Auriga remains capsized and partially submerged near Unakwik Inlet. Yesterday, the vessel’s owner contacted Cordova-based Alaska Marine Response to help the Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation with salvage operations.
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