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The Coast Guard evacuated an injured crew-member from the cargo vessel Daio Papyrus 10 miles west of Coos Bay, Ore., Sunday.

The helicopter crew hoisted the injured crew-member from the Panamanian flagged motor vessel after he suffered a severe laceration to his head.

The call for help from the Daio Papyrus crew was received at 8:15 p.m., Saturday, the sea state and condition of the crew-member determined that the hoist could be delayed and performed at first light, Sunday morning.

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A Coast Guard rescue helicopter medevaced a crewman, reportedly suffering from an abdominal medical condition, from the 252-foot fishing vessel Kodiak Enterprise approximately 40 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska, Friday afternoon.

The 55-year-old fisherman was taken to Cold Bay and was met by LifeMed Alaska personnel who transferred the him to Anchorage for further medical care.

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Tribal, Coast Guard and local partners responded to an emergency landing of a Beechcraft airplane with two people aboard in the vicinity of Annette Island, Alaska, Friday.

Metlakatla police and fire rescue boat crews were first to arrive on scene and transported the two survivors to Metlakatla Clinic for medical care.

Reportedly the pilot of the BE18 Beechcraft missed the approach to the Ketchikan Airport due to icing on the airplane, diverted for an emergency landing on Annette Island but had to make an emergency landing in the water in Smuggler’s Cove near Annette Island.

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Five people were rescued in harsh weather conditions from the tug Ocean Eagle that ran aground on the Mariposa Reef on the south side of Strait Island in Sumner Strait Thursday night.

The Jayhawk aircrew hoisted the five people from a barge attached to the 102-foot tug Ocean Eagle and transported them to Sitka after the tug began taking on water Wednesday night.

The crew of the Ocean Eagle alerted the Coast Guard that the tug and barge had run aground on Mariposa Reef and begun taking on water in the engine room. The tug is reportedly carrying a total of 58,000 gallons of diesel fuel divided among several tanks. The barge is carrying mixed dry cargo and 52,000 gallons of diesel. Any discharge of product is unknown but consultations with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for oil trajectory calculations are underway.

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A Hispanic man, born in Los Angeles and a U.S. citizen, who worked aboard an Alaska fishing vessel has been awarded a $1.85 million settlement from his former employer after being subjected to relentless racial harassment and dangerous working conditions, his attorneys said.

Hispanic crew members were called “dirty Mexicans” and other racial epithets by the former captain and first mate who also treated Hispanic crew members differently from those who were white and made comments like, “They should all swim back to Mexico,” the judgment says.

A crew member confirmed the allegations, testifying that the captain was “racist towards the Mexican people on the boat …”, according to the judgment.

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U.S. Coast Guard has convened a Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of F/V Destination and its six crewmembers. A Marine Board of Investigation is the highest level of investigation in the Coast Guard.

Upon completion of the investigation, the Board will issue a report to the commandant with the evidence collected, the facts established and its conclusions and

recommendations.

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The Coast Guard set in motion a detention of the Panama-flagged bulk carriers Atlantic Ruby and Amber L, Feb. 23, 2017, after discovering substandard safety issues while conducting routine Port State Control exams onboard the vessels along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

The Atlantic Ruby, a 590-foot bulk carrier was boarded in Portland on Feb. 23, after Port State Control Officers detected the SOLAS deficiencies. Coast Guard inspectors found the fixed fire extinguishing system was improperly serviced, with the time delays left disconnected. The time delay ensures personnel inside a room are able to escape before the fixed fire extinguishing agent is released.

A separate Port State Control exam conducted in Kalama onboard the Amber L, a 609-foot bulk carrier, identified several safety discrepancies. Inspectors found cooling water leaking from the main engine and multiple issues with the vessel’s steering system.

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Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Southeast Alaska Petroleum Response Organization, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Alaska Commercial Divers continue their response to the tug boat Samson Mariner that ran aground and spilled fuel while towing a barge in the vicinity of Rosa Reef in north Tongass Narrows, Alaska, Wednesday evening.

Approximately 1,100 gallons of diesel spilled from the tug prior to being patched by Alaska Commercial Divers Wednesday night.

The Samson Mariner has been refloated and is anchored in Ward Cove alongside the barge it was towing. A sheen has been reported in the area and SEAPRO has been tasked with fuel containment and recovery using boom and absorbent pads.

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The tug boat Samson Mariner that ran aground while towing a barge in the vicinity of north Tongass Narrows in Rosa Reef, Alaska, Wednesday evening

Coast Guard received notification via VHF-FM radio from the captain aboard the Samson Mariner that his vessel ran aground and had a minor breach in the hull.

Station Ketchikan and pollution responders were immediately launched, arrived on scene, placed boom around the tug and verified that crew of the Samson Mariner plugged the breached hull. The Samson Mariner has 30,000 gallons of fuel on board and the barge has 40,000 gallons of diesel on board.

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Coast Guard suspends search for crew of the fishing vessel Destination lost near St. George, Alaska.

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the crew of the fishing vessel Destination northwest of St. George, Alaska, Monday afternoon.

Watchstanders from Coast Guard 17th District received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert from F/V Destination early Saturday morning and deployed the Kodiak aircrews to commence the search.