Boom deployed by Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore floats near the New St. Joseph, an 83-foot fishing tender, in Cordova, Alaska, May 30, 2015. The boom was deployed to contain oily-water after the crewmembers dewatered the vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Always ready at port or sea

The 83-foot fishing tender New St. Joseph sat moored at the Cordova, Alaska, Harbor. The hull rested low in the water, the railing even with the dock. A crewmember who went to check on the vessel reported to Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders that the vessel was taking on water.

Watchstanders aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, a 225-foot Seagoing buoy tender homeported in Cordova, also overheard the radio calls and responded with a dewatering pump.