Petersburg seiner sinks in Anita Bay; all five crew swiftly rescued

Coast Guard Sector Southeast received a call Tuesday morning, shortly before 10:00 a.m., that the Petersburg-based seiner the Pamela Rae was taking on water in Anita Bay, located on Etolin Island near Wrangell.

The call came from the F/V Confidence, relaying a call from their sister fishing vessel Barbara which was on the scene and providing samaritan support, U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Lt. Matt Naylor told the Pilot.

The Pamela Rae was taking on water fast and was rolling over. They had five people on board.

All of them safely made it off the vessel.

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