Rescued of Sinking United State Army's Vessel

By Accidents

United States Coast Guard reacted to 'Mayday' from US Army's vessel 'Monterrey' deliberately berthed after hitting underater object off Alaskan coast.
The USCG's ship reportedly hit an object and began taking on water in Chiniak Bay.
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter has been launched with dewatering and saving equipment, to assist the Army crew members aboard the Monterrey, a landing craft with the 481st Transportation Company that is located in Vallejo, Calif.
To save the ship from sinking, the Monterrey crew mmebers successfully berthed the ship on Puffin Island. The crew members stated a breach in an 8,000-gallon fuel tank and Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak staff responded.
The US Coast Guard has contracted Alaska Chadux Corporation to help in containing and cleaning up the leaking of fuel. While only one fuel tank has been stated as injured, the Monterrey is reportedly carrying up to 40,000 gallons of fuel on its board.
Good Samaritans on the board of the fishing ship Resolution and Peggy Joe also went to help the rescue operation. The Peggy Joe crew members safely transported 2 crewmembers of the vessel with minor injuries from the Monterrey to emergency medical services in Kodiak.
The Monterrey crew member was participating in a mission to secure shifting of heavy construction equipment and supplies from Port Hueneme, Calif., to Bethel in support of a mission for the United States Marine Corps.