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A 50-year-old fisherman suffered a severe hand injury and went into medical shock on board the fishing vessel Myrna Lynn.

Coast Guard medically evacuated the injured fisherman from 13 miles west of the Grays Harbor, Washington, entrance, Monday morning.

The injury was report at 8:15 a.m., Coast Guard medically evacuated the injured crewman from the Myrna Lynn at 9 a.m. and safely transferred him to emergency medical care at Station Grays Harbor in Westport, who transported the patient to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for further care.

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Coast Guard were contacted around 10 a.m. by the fisherman requesting assistance and reporting the 29-foot commercial fishing vessel, the Roni J, was flooding and the onboard pumps were unable to keep up with the rising water.

Coast Guard boat crews rescued the fisherman from his vessel, and safely transported him back to shore, before the Roni J sank about two and a half miles west of the Chetco River entrance, Wednesday, in approximately 216 feet.
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Coast Guard Cutter Naushon rescued four mariners from the 48-foot commercial fishing vessel, after Soulmate became disabled and adrift approximately 57 miles west of Kodiak Island, south of Shelikof Strait, Alaska, Sunday.

The master of the vessel had reported the Soulmate was disabled, adrift and unable to anchor, Saturday.

The Naushon crew towed the mariners to Lazy Bay cannery, Alitak Bay, Alaska.

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A 43-year-old fisherman suffering severe pain in the lower abdomen, 9 miles off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington, was hoisted by a Coast Guard helicopter and delivered to awaiting emergency medical services at the Bowerman Airport in Hoquiam, for further care.

The medevac request came at 12:57 p.m. A 29 ft Coast Guard Response boat arrived on scene first at 1:26 p.m. and the aircrew arrived on scene with the Kathy Ann at 2:02 p.m. After the hoist was completed, the aircrew landed at the airport at 2:50 p.m. to transfer the patient.

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Suffering seizures 30 minutes after falling 18 feet, a teen from Chenega, Alaska, was medevaced from the 58ft fishing vessel Golden Pacific on Saturday.

A Coast Guard helicopter transported the teen to Anchorage and transferred him to awaiting medical personnel.

Slip and fall incidents are a major cause of disabling and life threatening injuries at sea. Responsibility for this incident has yet to be determined.

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Divers found the missing skipper inside the sunken vessel, the Kelli J, prior to it being refloated by contractors in Willapa Bay, Friday.

The vessel is being taken to the Nachotta marina with the owner’s insurance company coordinating the remaining salvage efforts.

The Kelli J was originally reported missing on Saturday, May 19, which sparked search and rescue efforts that extended into Monday when the search was suspended. Multiple efforts were conducted to attempt to locate the missing vessel that resulted in the vessel being found submerged within Willapa Bay on Wednesday.

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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 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.