Articles Posted in Fishermen

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Coast Guard helicopter, Alaska State Trooper crews and local volunteers are searching for Peter and Justin Nanouk, father and son ages 55 and 35, near St. Michael, in calm weather on Tuesday.

The Nanouk’s boat, Baywolf, is a 22-foot aluminum open-top ocean boat. The father and son left Unalakleet, Saturday morning for a fishing trip to St. Michael.

Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District received a request for assistance from Alaska State Troopers, Tuesday.

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A 47-year-old crewman from the fishing vessel Cape Greig was medevaced after suffering possible seizures in Unimak Pass, 80 miles east of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

The Dolphin crew hoisted the man and transported him to awaiting EMS personnel in Dutch Harbor. EMS transferred him to the Iliuliuk Family and Health Services Clinic to await a Life Med aircraft crew for transport.

Coast Guard command center had received the medevac request from the Cape Greig reporting the man as unconscious and experiencing possible seizures.

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The Coast Guard responded to a 24-foot fishing vessel capsized on the Copper River Delta, near Cordova, Thursday.

Reportedly the bow picker Bad Boy capsized with one person on board while fishing. The fisherman was safely rescued by a nearby good Samaritan, the fishing vessel Crown Royal. No injuries were reported.

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez is coordinating with federal and state agencies to oversee salvage of the vessel and ensure the safety and protection of the marine environment.

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There has been a three-vessel fire aboard the 57-foot fishing vessel Seaborn, 56-foot fishing vessel Pacific Lady and the 49-foot fishing vessel Julia Kae, at a marina in North Cove in Craig, Alaska.

The Craig harbormaster and fire department have contained the fire.

Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan investigators are responding to monitor for signs of pollution, investigate the cause of the incident and assess extent and cost of damage. Coast Guard Sector Juneau was notified early this morning about the fire that occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. The Coast Guard is also investigating these fires.

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Alaska State Troopers received a cell phone report of a disabled 24-foot fishing boat near Hooper Bay. Apparently the vessel ran out of gas Friday evening and the three occupants were using a cell phone to call for assistance.

Unable to locate the vessel, State Troopers notified the Coast Guard who used a Hercules airplane to locate the boat. They remained on scene until Alaska State Troopers arrived to provide fuel and escort the boat and three occupants safely into port.

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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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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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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.

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The Coast Guard suspended the search for two men reported overdue from a boating trip near Ketchikan Monday.

Multiple crews from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, the Coast Guard Cutter Maple and Coast Guard Station Ketchikan searched approximately 800 miles for 42 hours to locate the two men.

Alaska State Troopers activated Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad to assist the Coast Guard crews with searches along the shorelines of Blank Inlet and Annette Bay. Members of the Metlakatla Indian Community also searched using their emergency boat as well as ground crews around Cowboys Camp.