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The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old male injured crew-man from the 210-foot fishing vessel Ocean Rover approximately 65 miles northwest of Cold Bay, Monday.

The crewman had suffered an injury to his finger and was flown to Cold Bay and on to Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage.

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A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted a 28-year-old patient suffering symptoms of a respiratory infection from the fishing vessel Golden Alaska approximately 36 miles northwest of Cold Bay. The crew brought her to Cold Bay for further transport to a higher level of medical care.

The helicopter crew had launched from Dutch Harbor and refueled in Cold Bay before arriving on-scene. On-scene weather around the time of the hoist were 26 mph winds and 7-foot seas.

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F/V Destination loss – the Marine Board of Investigation report and Final Action Memo, to be released, Sunday.

This report identifies causal factors for the loss of the Destination and six crew members and the Final Action Memo is the Coast Guard Commandant’s response to the report.

On Sunday, the report may also be accessed at: https://uscg.mil/foia/foia_library.asp

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The fishing vessel Vaerdal called for assistance for a crew member reportedly suffering chest pains.

Coast Guard launched a helicopter from the Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett, and medevaced the crewman from the fishing vessel Vaerdal approximately 70 miles north of Cold Bay Monday.

The man was successfully transported to local emergency medical services personnel in Cold Bay.

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An injured crewman, suffering a compound fracture, was medevaced from the fishing vessel Kari Marie approximately 201 miles north of St. Paul, Alaska, Monday.

DisCoast Guard received notification from the fishing vessel Pacific Mariner relaying communications for the fishing vessel Kari Marie for a crew member reported to have suffered a compound fracture while aboard the vessel.

A helicopter crew from St. Paul conducted the medevac. An Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules was diverted to provide communication coverage.

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Good Samaritan fishing vessel Kona Kai recovered five people in a life raft from the sunken commercial fishing vessel Pacific 1, approximately 40 miles west, southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Friday.

Coast Guard received a distress relay from the Kona Kai regarding the fishing vessel Pacific 1, which was taking on water and listing heavily with five people aboard.

The Kona Kai transited to the last known position of the Pacific 1. A Coast Guard aircrew was able to locate the raft with all five people aboard, and deployed a data marker buoy to mark the location for the Kona Kai to make the rescue.

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A Coast Guard officer assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory (WLB-212) died at the Coast Guard buoy yard in Homer, Alaska, Thursday.

Chief Warrant Officer, Michael Kozloski, was injured by a crane while working in the buoy yard. Local emergency medical services personnel performed CPR and transported him to South Peninsula Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Kozloski was a 35-year-old, from Mahopac, New York.

Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr., Coast Guard 17th District commander, said “Chief Warrant Officer Kozloski faithfully served his country for over 17 years and we are forever grateful for his steadfast devotion to duty and sacrifices.”

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The Coast Guard announced a formal marine casualty investigation into the marine casualty of the fishing vessel Mary B II which capsized off Newport, Oregon, January 9, 2019, resulting in the loss of three lives and loss of the vessel.

The crew of the 42-foot fishing vessel Mary B II were attempting to cross the Yaquina Bay Bar when the vessel capsized with all three crewmembers on board. All three crewmembers perished.

The marine casualty investigation will be led by Cmdr. Karen Denny, the executive officer of Marine Safety Unit Portland. Denny, who has served in the Coast Guard for 18 years, has extensive experience in commercial fishing vessel safety and marine casualty investigations. Denny will issue a report of investigation with collected evidence, established facts and conclusions with safety recommendations.

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The commercial fishing vessel Mary B II, capsized leading to the deaths of three fishermen at the entrance of Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon, Tuesday night.

Inbound over the Yaquina Bay Bar the 42-foot vessel Mary B II, which had been crabbing for three days, capsized without warning tossing two of the fishermen overboard with reported waves of 14 to 16 feet with occasional waves of 20 feet.

Prior to the Mary B II capsizing its crew requested a Coast Guard escort across the Yaquina Bay Bar. A Station Yaquina Bay boat crew aboard the 52-foot Motor Life Boat Victory went out to meet the Mary B II. At 10:08 p.m., the vessel capsized while under its own power with the Victory’s crew near by. The Victory’s crew immediately began searching for the fishermen, and called for more support leading to another boat crew launching aboard a 47-foot MLB and an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Facility Newport arriving on scene.