The Alaska State Troopers helped patch up a fishing boat that was taking on water near Dillingham on Friday, authorities said.
The name of the vessel? Just In Time.
The owner of the 32-foot boat called Coast Guard watchstanders in Anchorage to ask for help. Water was pouring into the boat through a 3-inch hole, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings, Coast Guard spokeswoman.
An urgent marine information broadcast went out, and two Alaska State Trooper patrol vessels responded. The crew had temporarily plugged the hole, but the troopers were able to provide a de-watering pump and damage control kit, Honings said.
Troopers then escorted the four crewmembers safely back to Dillingham.