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A 31-year-old male experiencing chest pains and numbness in his left arm was med-evaded from a fishing vessel Seabrooke 57 miles west-northwest of Cold Bay Sunday morning. The duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac to a higher level of medical care within two to four hours and have the patient administered aspirin and nitroglycerin.

“The forward operating location in Cold Bay was only 50 miles from the distress location, instead of 370 miles if you flew from Kodiak,” said Lt. Sean Glavan, duty officer, Air Station Kodiak. “We were able to get an aircrew on scene within 30 minutes of takeoff to get the crewman immediate medical attention.”

Weather at the time of the medevac was driving rain with 55-knot winds and 10 to 15-foot seas.

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The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing vessel that partially sank Thursday with diesel fuel onboard in Sitka Sound.

The Sandra L is currently partially sunk and visible only during low tide in Redoubt Bay. An overflight Friday morning by a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew reported a visible sheen around the Sandra L.

The owner of the fishing vessel Sandra L reported Friday that there is a visible sheen and has deployed absorbent boom. The tanks onboard have approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel with a potential maximum total of 600 gallons. The owner is in the process of developing a salvage plan for submission to the Coast Guard for review.

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A crewman was injured in bad weather, reportedly fracturing his arm, on a 285-foot fishing vessel 25-miles west of Port Orford, Thursday morning.

An MH-65 helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend hoisted the 74-year-old male and transferred him to local medical services waiting in Coos Bay.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector North Bend were notified at 3 a.m. and directed the launch of the Dolphin crew. The aircrew arrived on scene at 4:41 a.m. and transferred the patient to EMS at 5:28 a.m.

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A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a crewman who reportedly fractured his arm on a 285-foot fishing vessel 25-miles west of Port Orford, Thursday morning.

An MH-65 helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend hoisted the 74-year-old male and transferred him to local medical services waiting in Coos Bay.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector North Bend were notified at 3 a.m. and directed the launch of the Dolphin crew. The aircrew arrived on scene at 4:41 a.m. and transferred the patient to EMS at 5:28 a.m.

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The Coast Guard rescued five fishermen from the 56-foot commercial fishing vessel Taplow which began taking on water 19 miles south west of Grays Harbor, Friday. Motor Life Boat and Helicopters delivered de-watering pumps after onboard pumps failed.

The men safely boarded a Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor 52-foot motor life boat and were transported by the crew to Grays Harbor.

The captain of the Taplow contacted Coast Guard stating that they were taking on water, their engine room was half flooded and their pumps had stopped working. The watchstanders directed the crew to activate their Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon and don immersion suits. An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast was issued and the MLB as well as a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River were launched.

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Wildlife troopers stepped in to save the catch of a lone fisherman injured on the job.

Peter Krovina, 67, of Sitka, suffered a severe hand injury while commercial trolling for coho salmon near Cape Edgecumbe west of Sitka. Krovina, who was fishing alone, was able to render first aid for his injury and return to port.

His injury required transportation out of Sitka for treatment. Because Krovina was unavailable during the offload, wildlife troopers assisted by facilitating the delivery of his commercial catch to a processor.

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Coast Guard personnel are monitoring the 50-foot commercial fishing vessel Ms Nicani after it went aground on a beach north of the Siuslaw River Bar north jetty, Saturday.

A shore party from Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River responded, took pictures and noted no obvious pollution concerns, and the master of the vessel is contacting local tug operators for salvage.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received the initial report at 2:17 a.m. from the two-person crew with reportedly no injuries.

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Alaska State Troopers are investigating the ramming of the commercial salmon seiner F/V Temptation. The incident occurred in Hidden Bay in western Prince William Sound the morning of Aug. 15 during the pink salmon fishery.

State Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said three vessels were involved in the incident: the Temptation, Chugach Pearl and Silver Streak. They are investigating which boat did what.

A 23-year-old crewman aboard the Temptation was injured, Peters said.

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The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from a liferaft 8 miles west of Cape Blanco at 1:15 p.m., Sunday.

The three fishermen, reportedly uninjured, are aboard a Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat en route to Station Coos Bay, located in Charleston, after abandoning their fishing vessel when it started taking on water.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a mayday call from the fishing vessel McCalis, homeported in Charleston, over VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 11:54 a.m. The fishing crew reported their fishing vessel was taking on water through the fish hold and the dewatering pumps were not keeping up. The crew also announced their intention to abandon ship.

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The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of a man experiencing chest pains 20 miles off the Manzanita coast on a commercial fishing vessel Friday morning.

The 59-year old man was alert and responsive when he was transferred to Warrenton emergency medical services at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton by an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew.

Sector Columbia River Command Center received a VHF-FM radio call from the captain of the commercial fishing vessel Karen, homeported in Tillamook, requesting medical help for a crewmember. The aircrew launched at 10:44 a.m., and returned to base for the transfer at 12:16 p.m.