Articles Posted in Fishermen

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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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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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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.

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Coast Guard safely medevaced a 44-year-old man suffering from stroke symptoms Tuesday afternoon from the fishing vessel Golden Alaska approximately 60 miles northeast of Cold Bay, Tuesday.

The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man and safely transported him to Cold Bay for further transport by commercial services to Anchorage.

No further update available at this time.

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A 25-year-old crewman fell and sustained head injuries aboard the 107-foot fishing vessel Bering Hunter approximately 60 miles south west of Cold Bay, Alaska, Thursday morning.

A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the man and safely transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in Cold Bay.

The man’s condition is unknown.

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Five fisherman were rescued after an abandon ship due to flooding while west of Cape Alava, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Motor lifeboat took the fishermen aboard and transported them to Coast Guard Station Neah Bay with no reported medical concerns.

The 87-foot fishing vessel Sunnfjord was reported flooding at 1:45pm and with all their dewatering pumps running the crew was unable to keep up with the rising water. Crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Cuttyhunk and Swordfish, an MH-65 dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, the MLB from Station Quillayute River and an MLB from Station Neah Bay responded, as well as good Samaritans aboard the vessels Island Voyager and Equinox, and the crew of the vessel Eclipse.

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A 42-year-old crewman was medevaced from the 94-foot factory stern trawler Golden Alaska approximately 75 miles northwest of Cold Bay, Alaska.

The Crewman was suffering from a hernia and needed to receive surgical care within eight hours. A Jayhawk crew flying near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, was diverted to the scene. Coast Guard was able to get the crewman to medical providers in Cold Bay within approximately 3 hours from initial notification.

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A 35-year-old male crewmember suffering from abdominal pain and vomiting was medevaced by Coast Guard helicopter on Sunday morning from the 143-foot fishing vessel American No.1, 230 miles north of Cold Bay.

The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man and safely transported him to Cold Bay where a LifeMed aircraft crew transported him to Anchorage for further medical care.

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A crewman aboard the 154 -foot fishing vessel Defender 260 miles north of Cold Bay was hit in the head by a frozen block. The injuries were severe enough that he was medevaced by Coast Guard helicopter to St Paul and then on to Anchorage for further treatment to his head injuries

The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man at 10:45 a.m. after the emergency call came in at 5:10 a.m. reporting the 21-year-old male crewmember had been struck in the head by a 37-pound block of frozen fish and sustained head injuries.

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The crew of the 58ft F/V Car Tanya reported to the Coast Guard that the vessel was taking on water and losing power about 13 miles from Coos Bay.

The Coast Guard delivered a de-watering pump and provided escort until the vessel lost power. The Coast Guard crew successfully dewatered and then towed the 58-foot fishing vessel to the bar and there requested another Station Coos Bay vessel bring a second dewatering pump.

During the tow, the Car Tanya radio failed and the Coast Guard crew provided a handheld radio.