On the afternoon of April 21, 2015, a fire broke out in the forepeak machinery space on the uninspected fishing vessel Northern Pride while under way in the vicinity of Portlock Bank, Alaska. Smoke and fire spread quickly to the main cabin and wheelhouse, prompting the captain to broadcast a Mayday alert. The captain then ordered his crew to don their immersion suits and abandon ship into the vessel’s inflatable liferaft. A US Coast Guard helicopter responding to the emergency hoisted the crew aboard and transported them to Kodiak, Alaska. Shortly after the rescue, the Northern Pride capsized. The overturned vessel drifted northwest towards the Shakun Islets, and on May 7 its splintered hull washed ashore at Cape Chiniak within Katmai National Park. About 5,440 gallons of fuel, hydraulic, and lubricating oil were released to the sea. No injuries were reported. The vessel was declared a total loss valued at an estimated $425,000.