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Photos: Nordic Mistress rescue

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  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published May 23, 2011

Five Anchorage residents were rescued Sunday from a 60-foot pleasure craft, a luxury charter yacht, the Nordic Mistress, north of Kodiak Island. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that staff at the Anchorage command office received a distress call from the Mistress Sunday morning. The Mistress was sinking and those aboard were about to jump ship, a press statement said. Just before noon, a Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was sent out, manned by a HC-130 Hercules air tanker crew. The chopper's destination: 85 miles north of Kodiak, where the Mistress was going down, according to the Coast Guard. The rescuers arrived about a half-hour later to find the Mistress "partially submerged, and all five survivors in survival suits in a life raft surrounded by debris in the water." All five were plucked from the life raft, adrift in six-foot seas and 15 mph winds, and flown to Kodiak.

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