Crabbing Crew in Distress Rescued by Coast Guard
Press release from the Coast Guard:
The Coast Guard assisted four Dungeness crab fishermen aboard a 45-foot commercial fishing vessel a half-mile west of Table Bluff, Monday evening.
The Miss Jessie crew contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 around 5:30 p.m., reporting their fishing vessel had lost steering in 10-foot seas and 30-mph winds just outside the breaking surf.
Watchstanders launched crews aboard a Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65D helicopter and a Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat. The helicopter arrived on scene and monitored the Miss Jessie until the boat crew reached the fishing vessel.
The boat crew towed the Miss Jessie across the bar to Woodley Island Marina, where they moored up around 9 p.m. Monday.
The Miss Jessie crew did not report any injuries.