Deck Watch for May 26, 2011 featuring Nordic Mistress rescue

KODIAK, Alaska - Petty Officer 3rd Class Ralph Aguero, an aviation survival technician with Air Station Kodiak, approaches the five survivors of the 60-foot recreational vessel Nordic Mistress 80 miles North of Kodiak in the Gulf of Alaska just east of Kennedy Entrance May 22, 2011. The Coast Guard responded to a mayday call from the captain of the vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin Lloyd.

Deck Watch is a five minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news from around Alaska. The feature for May 26, 2011, by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, is an interview with Lt. Jon Bartel regarding the rescue of five fishermen from the fishing vessel Nordic Mistress. Coast Guard audio by D17 External Affairs.

On May 22 the crew of the Nordic Mistress made a mayday call reporting they were sinking.  The Nordic Mistress skipper told Sector Anchorage command center they were abandoning ship and needed Coast Guard assistance.  After the Nordic Mistress crew made the mayday call, about 45 minutes later, a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew arrived on scene to safely hoist all five survivors from a life raft and took them to Kodiak.

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