U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman in Heavy Weather off Dutch Harbor

On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an injured man from a fishing boat approximately 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Watchstanders in the 17th District command center in Juneau received the initial request for the medevac at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Commercial fishing vessel Patricia Lee made way towards Dutch Harbor at approximately 11:50 p.m….

Written by Welcome on October 22, 2021

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Coast Guard Educates Commercial & Recreational Fishers on EPIRBs

EPIRB is quite a mouthful as an acronym, but it stands for an extremely important fishing device called an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB). The equipment is designed to transmit a distress signal if you find yourself in need of assistance at sea. When the EPIRB is activated, it will immediately send your location…

Written by Welcome on May 10, 2021

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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…

Written by Welcome on April 30, 2021

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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…

Written by Welcome on March 4, 2021

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Crewmember Suffers a Crush Injury Aboard F/V ALASKA OCEAN in Alaska

A 45-year-old man aboard factory trawler F/V ALASKA OCEAN suffered an arm crush injury on February 21, 2021, in Alaska.  HealthForce Partners contacted the Coast Guard command center in Juneau at approximately 7:00 p.m. to request a medical evacuation.  The trawler was located 30 miles northeast of Cold Bay when the incident occurred.  The Coast…

Written by Welcome on March 1, 2021

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Fishing Vessel Overturns at Tillamook Bay in Oregon

An unidentified 38-foot fishing boat capsized at the mouth of Tillamook Bay at 4:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon.  All four people on board went into the water. Fortunately, the U.S. Coast Guard was observing the area from a nearby watchtower when the incident occurred.  Rescue crews were dispatched immediately, and the four mariners were removed from…

Written by Welcome on February 23, 2021

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Fishing Vessel Ablaze in Port of Tacoma

A significant fire erupted aboard F/V ALEUTIAN FALCON in the Port of Tacoma overnight and into the morning of February 18, 2021.  The vessel is said to be 356 feet in length and docked at Pier 12.  It is operated by Trident Seafoods. Firefighters continued to fight the blaze throughout the morning.  Officials voiced concern…

Written by Welcome on February 19, 2021

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Public Hearing Scheduled for Fatal F/V SCANDIES ROSE Sinking in Alaska

The United States Coast Guard will begin a formal public hearing on February 22, 2021, to consider evidence related to the sinking of F/V SCANDIES ROSE.  The 130-foot crab fishing vessel sank on Dec. 31, 2019, in Alaska.  Seven crew members aboard and five were never found. The hearing will consider conditions impacting the vessel…

Written by Welcome on February 4, 2021

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