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The voyage of the fishing vessel Nushagak Spirit was terminated near Dutch Harbor after Coast Guard discovered several safety issues and environmental concerns on board the vessel.

The Coast Guard crew boarded the Nushagak Spirit three nautical miles east of Umnak Island where they discovered one fishing violation, 14 safety violations and the improper discharge of bilge water.

The vessel’s master admitted to pumping water from the bilge over the side of the vessel, a violation of the Clean Water Act.

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The Alaska State Troopers today released the following:

On 5/2/18 a death was reported on the F/V Ocean Hunter, a 95-foot longline trawler in the Bering Sea. The deceased person is Christopher O’Callaghan, 55, of Kodiak. O’Callaghan was on the deck while the vessel was tied off to another vessel in the open sea, transferring fish. A slack line suddenly went taut, striking O’Callaghan on the chest, causing bruising and internal injuries, resulting in his death. The incident was witnessed by several crewmembers. Next of kin have been notified. O’Callaghan’s body was transported to Dutch Harbor and then to the state medical examiner at their request.

Troopers’ spokeswoman Megan Peters said the death appears to have been accidental. Officials are still investigating.

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A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crew medevaced the 61 year old captain experiencing possible symptoms of a stroke. from the 83-foot tugboat Maia H Wednesday morning 34 miles east of Sitka in Chatham Strait, Alaska.

They transferred him safely to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Sitka for further medical care.

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Three people were transferred to the good Samaritan vessel Atlin after their 22ft vessel ran aground and began taking on water at a rapid rate. They were taken in good condition to Auke Bay Harbor.

A Coast Guard Station Juneau response boat assisted after the 22-foot vessel was taking on water near Auke Bay, Alaska, Monday. The Cost Guard crew arrived on scene and transferred a dewatering pump to the aground 22-foot fiberglass vessel. After several attempts at dewatering the vessel, it was determined the rate of flooding was too great to manage.

The Coast Guard boat crew transferred the vessel owner to Auke Bay Harbor who is scheduled to develop salvage plans. There were no reports of fuel discharge.

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A Coast Guard helicopter evacuated a mariner from the 36-foot vessel Lacie Belle reportedly suffering from seizures while aboard 10 miles north of Cape Blanco, Friday.

they transported him to medical personnel at the Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay about 6:30pm.

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The 54-foot fishing vessel MT Tampa’s capsized off the coast of Rockaway Beach, Sunday evening.

An Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the four fishermen to safety and transported them to the helicopter landing pad at Station Tillamook Bay where they were transferred to local emergency medical technicians for further care and evaluation.

Command Center watchstanders at Sector Columbia River received a mayday call over VHF-FM channel 16 at 4:17 p.m. from the captain of the commercial fishing vessel MT Tamgas reporting that they were capsizing and the four crewmembers were abandoning ship into the vessel’s life raft.

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Multiple agencies are searching for a missing male, Sean Paffenbarger, in response to an emergency distress signal activated from an inReach device approximately 30 miles north of Sitka in Peril Strait, Sunday afternoon.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew, a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Sitka boatcrew, and an Alaska State Troopers are searching the shoreline along Peril Strait. The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick is also en route to begin searching. An emergency distress signal had been activated by a vessel in transit from Sitka to Saook Point.

After spotting a grounded 18-foot vessel located on Pogibshi Point matching the description of the vessel in distress, the helicopter crew deployed a rescue swimmer onto the beach while continuing aerial search patterns.

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A 59-year-old crewman suffering from inhalation of unknown noxious chemicals was medevaced to safety from the fishing vessel Golden Alaska approximately 40 miles northwest of Cold Bay.

The Coast Guard aircrew hoisted the man and safely transported him to LifeMed emergency aircraft medical personnel in Cold Bay for further care to Anchorage.

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The Coast Guard has suspended their search Monday, for the 22-year-old male crewmember who reportedly fell overboard from the motor vessel Challenge Prelude, 110 miles south of Sand Point, Alaska.

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews in coordination with the crew of the Challenge Prelude conducted a thorough search of the area, spanning 673 square miles for a combined 14 hours.

The master of the Challenge Prelude notified Coast Guard at approximately 2:17 p.m., Sunday, that the 22-year-old seaman was missing at around 1:25 p.m. The master also reported that they then proceeded to sound a general emergency and conducted crew and space accountability. The master then followed his reciprocal track line back to where the crew member was last seen, and verified that all lifesaving equipment was accounted for onboard the Challenge Prelude during this time.

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A Coast Guard helicopter crew responded to a mayday call via VHF Channel 16 from the 40-foot steel hull commercial fishing vessel EH crew asking for assistance after the vessel ran hard aground and began taking on water at Saook Point in Peril Strait approximately 30 miles north of Sitka.

The crew were taken to Air Station Sitka all in good condition.

The Jayhawk helicopter crew reported a 100-foot sheen, and it was reported that the EH has a potential of 120 gallons of diesel fuel on board.