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The Destination and its six crew members were lost February 11, 2017, while fishing for Opilio crab northwest of St. George, Alaska. The wreckage has been located by Two NOAA ships, en route to scientific missions in Alaskan waters, at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation.

NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson used its multibeam echo sounder to search the area around the last known position of the Destination. Then the NOAA Ship Fairweather, used its multibeam sonar, designed for seafloor mapping and object detection, to locate the Destination in approximately 250 feet of water.

With the wreckage and debris field located by NOAA ships, a U.S. Coast Guard dive team aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy will use a remotely operated vehicle to investigate the wreckage later this month. Imagery from the ROV will provide visual confirmation of the wreck site and become part of the Coast Guard’s Marine Board of Investigation, which holds its public hearing August 7-18 in Seattle.

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A fisherman with heart attack symptoms was flown off the commercial fishing vessel Kandi Dawn 75 miles offshore of Lincoln City, Oregon, early Tuesday morning. The fisherman was delivered to the Level 1 Trauma Center at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.

The call for help came in at 1:30am, the helicopter arrived on scene at 3:41 a.m. and the patient was safely hoisted and transferred the patient to OHSU for further care by 5:50 a.m.

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The captain of the fishing vessel Coventina reportedly fell in the fish hold, injuring his ribs and showing signs of shock. A relief captain took control of the vessel and navigated to Stockdale Harbor on the northwest side of Montague Island.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew deployed to Cordova, Alaska, medevaced the captain from a beach, rather than direct from the F/V because of it’s configuration, in the vicinity of Prince William Sound, Alaska, Saturday. They brought the injured captain aboard and transferred him to Cordova where local emergency medical services personnel were waiting.

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F/V Deceptive C grounded in Stikine Strait, approximately 17 nautical miles from Wrangell, Monday evening. No injuries reported.

Responders from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan led the response and worked with Coast Guard Sector Juneau and ADEC to mitigate the pollution and eliminate the potential for further environmental impact.

MSD Ketchikan opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and hired Power Systems and Supplies, a contracted Oil Spill Removal Organization, to clean the discharged diesel fuel and to remove any oil products and hazardous materials from the Deceptive C. Approximately 3000 pounds of oily waste and debris was recovered from the grounded vessel.

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A crewman aboard the Island Enterprise suffered a severe injury to his index finger. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac as the injury was deemed potentially limb threatening.

An aviation crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman medevaced a 33-year-old man from the fishing vessel Thursday morning approximately 152 miles north of Dutch Harbor. The man was hoisted safely in 35-mph winds, 8 to 10-foot seas, and transported to EMS in Dutch Harbor.

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Pararescuemen, from the CGC Sherman, are attempting to access the capsized Miss Destinee to search for the missing people while other responders continue to search surrounding waters.

The crew of tug St. Michael, Coast Guard, and Alaska Air National Guard continue to search Friday for one male and one female missing from the fishing vessel Miss Destinee that capsized in Marmot Bay.

Coast Guard Dolphin and Jayhawk helicopter crews, a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak boat crew, the crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Sherman and Chandeleur, nine para-rescuemen from the AK ANG 212th Rescue Squadron and the crew of tug St. Michael searched throughout Thursday night near the location of the Miss Destinee, 23 miles north of Air Station Kodiak.

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Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan vessel crew are searching Thursday for one male and one female missing from the fishing vessel Miss Destinee that capsized in Marmot Bay.

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Dolphin and Jayhawk helicopter crews, a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak boatcrew and the crew of the good Samaritan vessel are searching near the location of the Miss Destinee, 23 miles north of Air Station Kodiak. The good Samaritan crew recovered two people aboard the Miss Destinee. One of the two was the master of the Miss Destinee, who confirmed there were two other people missing after a large wave capsized the vessel. The Good Samaritan crew recovered the Master and his crewman from the Miss Destinee.

A mayday transmission was received over VHF-FM channel 16 from the good Samaritan at approximately 7:30 a.m., Thursday.

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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.