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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.

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The crew of the fishing vessel Tsimshain Lady is safe after the vessel began taking on water near Tamgas Harbor, Alaska, Wednesday.

A Coast Guard small-boat crew provided a dewatering pump and tied the fishing vessel alongside the cutter until it could be transferred to a Ketchikan Response Boat. The Coast Guard crew then towed the fishing vessel to Tamgas Harbor.

The crew of the fishing vessel Huntress originally heard the distress call on VHF channel 83 and relayed it to the Coast Guard.

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A crewman was helicoptered from the fishing vessel Cape Greig 154 miles east of Kodiak, Tuesday. The Coast Guard crew safely hoisted the ailing crewman and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Kodiak.

Coast Guard in Juneau received notification the 50-year-old crewman was experiencing symptoms of appendicitis.

Weather on the scene was mild, 17-mph winds with 8-foot seas

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Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew medevaced a 26-year-old crew-woman from the fishing vessel Seattle Enterprise 140 miles northwest of Unalaska, Alaska, Tuesday.

The Dolphin crew safely hoisted the woman who was experiencing chest pressure in 20mph winds and 6 ft seas and transported her to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Unalaska.

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The U.S. Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the city of Unalaska established a unified command in response to potential pollution from the fishing vessel Akutan near Unalaska, Alaska, Friday.

Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, the State of Alaska, the city of Unalaska and Resolve Marine Services, a salvage and repair company, are coordinating and overseeing the removal of environmental hazards, including anhydrous ammonia and various petroleum products onboard the fishing vessel Akutan.

The unified command determined the steps taken by the vessel owner and operator as inadequate to prevent a potential pollution incident. The approximately 166-foot fishing vessel began transiting to Dutch Harbor from Bristol Bay earlier this month. Due to various mechanical issues the vessel anchored in Captains Bay where it remains, deteriorating.

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Fishing vessel, the 48ft Pura Vida and its three person crew is being towed by a Coast Guard boat crew in 6-8ft swells with an estimated time of arrival to the Columbia River of 6 p.m., Tuesday.

Tuesday morning the commercial fishing vessel Pura Vida reported it was taking on water 66 miles west of Tillamook Head. Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessel Western Edge delivered a total of three dewatering pumps saving the boat and the crew.

The Coast Guard had issued an urgent marine information broadcast requesting assistance from mariners in the vicinity on behalf of the crew of the Pura Vida, which was answered by multiple commercial fishing vessels and two U.S. Navy warships.

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A crewman suffering chest pain and symptoms of a stroke was hoisted from the F/V Kindred Spirit Wednesday in Stephens Passage near Port Snettisham.

The Coast Guard crew hoisted the crewman safely and transported him to Juneau for further medical care.

The hoist was reported as “one of the most challenging we have done” due to the vessel configuration and the conditions at the time.

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A biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game raised the alarm that the 43-foot gill netter Transit was disabled in the surf and taking on water. The master of the Transit shot off red flares and stayed with the vessel. Two good Samaritan vessels arrived on scene to render assistance but were unable due to surf conditions.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued the man from the fishing vessel approximately 14 miles north of Port Moller near Kodiak Island, and transported him to Port Moller.

“This mariner aided his rescue by wearing a survival suit, using a signaling device and staying with his vessel,” said Lt. Dan Hendricks, command duty officer for the 17th District. “Those three elements combined with the prompt notification by the Fish and Game biologist allowed us to remove him from harm’s way.”