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Coast Guard Rescues 4 After Fishing Vessel Runs Aground

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four stranded individuals Thursday after a fishing vessel ran aground near Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene just after midnight to find all four survivors huddled on a rock with the tide coming in. They were placed in the care of awaiting EMS. No injuries… Read More

Holland America Cruise Guests Tragically Killed in Alaskan Plane Crash

An unexpected tragedy killed five Holland America Line cruise ship passengers last Thursday August 5th. The passengers were from the Nieuw Amsterdam vessel and stopped in Ketchikan, Alaska so those on the ship could partake in various excursions including sightseeing. A very popular sightseeing aviation spot for the area is towards the Misty Fjords National… Read More

Cruise Lines Navigate Complex Rules as Alaska Voyages Resume

The first Alaska cruise of the season set off on Monday on a 7-night voyage as Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. It’s a sight that the city of Seattle had not seen in a while, all due to a pandemic hiatus: vacationers wearing their extravagant Hawaiian shirts, bucket hats and sunglasses. “We’ve been waiting… Read More

NTSB Determines Cause of Scandies Rose Sinking in Alaska

Photo was taken by Bret Newbaker of the Anchorage Daily News.  Commercial fishing has historically ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in America. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) supports this claim even further after they released their investigative reports into the 2019 loss of the fishing vessel known as Scandies Rose. The… Read More

Why Float Plans Save Lives

With recreational boating season well underway, the attorneys at ACW&N want everyone to stay safe while enjoying the water.  A float plan is a great way for boaters to keep safe this summer. It’s always important to have a game plan when you’re operating a vessel out in the ocean, harbor, or sound. When an… Read More

President Biden Signs Act to Restart Alaska Cruises from Seattle, WA

President Joe Biden signed into law the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act early Monday. This act will allow foreign-flagged cruise ships to operate cruises to Alaska in 2021. Elective representatives of the state proposed the act in March after Canada announced its ports would be closed to cruise ships until February 2022. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski… Read More

Anderson, Carey, Williams, Neidzwski PLLC Ranks Amongst Expertise Top 21 Workers Comp Firms

Expertise.com has ranked Anderson, Carey, Williams, Neidzwski PLLC amongst the top 21 maintenance and cure law firms in Seattle, Washington. Expertise.com – a leading source of company listings and reviews – helps individuals connect with the best professionals in their area. From legal to home services, the Expertise mission is to make it easy for… Read More

New Compact COVID Test May Save Alaska’s Salmon Season in 2021

Small Alaskan town Unalaska is home to the port of Dutch Harbor, which is an integral area for the state’s salmon fishing season. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA), Dutch Harbor has ranked as one of the top ports in regard to volume of seafood for 22 years in a row. The… Read More

U.S. Coast Guard Announces New Law Requiring Boat Engine Cut-off Switches

As of April 1, 2021, operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet long will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL), according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The ECOS and ECOSL devices prevent runaway vessels and the threats they pose. The ECOSL attaches the vessel operator to… Read More

Allergic Reaction Prompts Medical Evacuation from Commercial Fishing Vessel Near Cold Bay

Around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, a 31-year-old crew-member aboard F/V AMERICAN TRIUMPH began experiencing a severe allergic reaction.  The vessel contacted Health Force, which recommended medical evacuation by the United States Coast Guard. Coast Guard Command launched a helicopter from Forward Operating Location Cold Bay, Alaska.  The rescue crew reached the vessel 101 miles northwest… Read More

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