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MAYDAY RECEIVED FROM “ICY MIST”

The United States Coast Guard reports that they have received a Mayday call for the 58-foot commercial fishing vessel, ICY MIST. The fishing vessels Arctic Fox and Norther Glacier relayed the early morning Mayday call to the Coast Guard, reporting that the ICY MIST was taking on water. The vessel is reportedly grounded on the shore of Akutan Island, and is in danger of breaking up. Akutan is a remote island approximately 80 miles east of Dutch Harbor. Four crewmen are reportedly on board the vessel. The Coast Guard Cutter Monroe, and two Jayhawk helicopters are en route to assist the vessel.