Archive image: a Coast Guard C-27J Spartan crew, assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, flies over San Francisco, California, during area of responsibility familiarization training, Monday, Feb. 6, 2018. The C-27Js are outfitted with weather radar and communications equipment capable of supporting transport and other Coast Guard missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Scott Handlin.
SEATTLE — The
Coast Guard rescued one fisherman from a lifeboat early Tuesday morning after a 66-foot commercial fishing vessel began to take on water about 85 miles offshore of Cape Flattery with three people aboard, and is searching for the other two missing fishers.
Watchstanders at multiple Coast Guard units received a VHF radio hail for help at about 2 a.m. from a person aboard the Canadian-based commercial fishing vessel Arctic Fox II reporting the vessel was taking on water and the three people aboard planned to abandon ship.
Archive image: a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J aircrew visits the hanger at Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Oregon, Jan. 22, 2020. The C-27Js are outfitted with weather radar and communications equipment capable of supporting transport and other Coast Guard missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn.
The fisherman who hailed for help reported they were wearing survival suits.
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River and an HC-27J Spartan medium-range surveillance search and rescue aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento in McClellan, California, deployed to search for the fishermen.
Archive image: an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., conduct a search and rescue demonstration in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Adam Eggers.
Once on scene, the Coast Guard
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew immediately spotted a lifeboat with one survivor inside and hoisted him onboard.
Canadian search and rescue aircrews with The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria are expected to join the search effort later this morning.
Archive image: a search and rescue technician is suspended from a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant helicopter during joint training with members of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Wash, Oct. 3, 2018. The Canadian helicopter and crew were from the RCAF 442nd Transport and Rescue Squadron. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles.
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