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Telemedicine Saving Lives in Alaska’s Maritime Industry

Last month, Alaska Maritime Physicians (AMP) partnered with DrChrono to connect maritime workers with improved access to care for those working on the frigid waters of Alaska. Waters in the northern Pacific and the Bering Sea are a lucrative and popular destination for commercial and recreational fishing, Alaskan commerce and the cruise ship industry. But… Read More

Forty-Six Crewmembers abandon the Commercial Fishing Vessel ALASKA JURIS as the Vessel begins to sink on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in the Bering Sea

The ALASKA JURIS, a factory trawler owned and operated by the Fishing Company of Alaska, began to sink in the Bering Sea on Tuesday, forcing the crew of 46 to don survival suits and abandon ship.  The Coast Guard says the ship had a problem in the engine room that led to flooding.  As the… Read More

Fishermen Rescued After Sinking Near Kodiak

The U.S. Coast Guard has reported that five fishermen were rescued from an island south of Kodiak early this morning after their 58-foot-long fishing vessel struck a rock and started taking on water. According to Coast Guard spokesperson Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley, the crew of the KODIAK ISLE contacted watchstanders just after midnight… Read More

F/V MOONLIGHT MAID sinks

This past weekend Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a mayday call from crewmembers of the 110′ commercial fishing vessel, the F/V MOONLIGHT MAID. The fishing vessel encountered high winds and 13′ seas before when it began taking on water. At the time, the fishing vessel was more than 30 miles south of Resurrection Bay. A… Read More

One Dead, One Missing in F/V ADVANTAGE Sinking

The skipper of a Kodiak-based fishing vessel ADVANTAGE died Friday after the boat sank, authorities said. One crew member was missing and two others were recovering from hypothermia. Four helicopter searches failed to find the crewman missing from the 58-foot ADVANTAGE, Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis said. An airplane continued the search…. Read More

Fishing Boat Sinks, Crewman Missing Near Kodiak

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Three crewmembers were rescued from a fishing boat Friday after it sank south of Kodiak Island but one crewman remained missing, the Coast Guard said. As first reported by Kodiak Public Radio, KMXT-FM, the search for the missing crewman aboard the 58-foot vessel ADVANTAGE began shortly after midnight. The Coast Guard was… Read More

Report: Need for Fishing Vessel Safety Reform

The Center for Public Integrity, an investigative news organization based in Washinton, D.C. has published a report on fishing vessel safety issues. The following is excerpted: Commercial fishing is the deadliest vocation in the United States. Four years running, from 2007 to 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked commercial fishing as the most dangerous… Read More

Fisherman Survives Near Miss

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard says a member of a fishing vessel crew survived after falling overboard without a lifejacket in the frigid waters of Prince William Sound. Coast Guard spokesman David Mosley says the Seward-based PHOENIX reported the crew member missing at 8:51 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012, a couple minutes after he… Read More

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