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An injured crewman, suffering a compound fracture, was medevaced from the fishing vessel Kari Marie approximately 201 miles north of St. Paul, Alaska, Monday.

DisCoast Guard received notification from the fishing vessel Pacific Mariner relaying communications for the fishing vessel Kari Marie for a crew member reported to have suffered a compound fracture while aboard the vessel.

A helicopter crew from St. Paul conducted the medevac. An Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules was diverted to provide communication coverage.

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Good Samaritan fishing vessel Kona Kai recovered five people in a life raft from the sunken commercial fishing vessel Pacific 1, approximately 40 miles west, southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Friday.

Coast Guard received a distress relay from the Kona Kai regarding the fishing vessel Pacific 1, which was taking on water and listing heavily with five people aboard.

The Kona Kai transited to the last known position of the Pacific 1. A Coast Guard aircrew was able to locate the raft with all five people aboard, and deployed a data marker buoy to mark the location for the Kona Kai to make the rescue.

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The Coast Guard announced a formal marine casualty investigation into the marine casualty of the fishing vessel Mary B II which capsized off Newport, Oregon, January 9, 2019, resulting in the loss of three lives and loss of the vessel.

The crew of the 42-foot fishing vessel Mary B II were attempting to cross the Yaquina Bay Bar when the vessel capsized with all three crewmembers on board. All three crewmembers perished.

The marine casualty investigation will be led by Cmdr. Karen Denny, the executive officer of Marine Safety Unit Portland. Denny, who has served in the Coast Guard for 18 years, has extensive experience in commercial fishing vessel safety and marine casualty investigations. Denny will issue a report of investigation with collected evidence, established facts and conclusions with safety recommendations.

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A Crewman from the Fishing Vessel Juda Lee went overboard about seven miles west of Nome, on Friday. With no life jacket, he was last seen sinking below the water surface by crew aboard his vessel. The Coast Guard at last report is searching for the man.

Several Coast Guard helicopters, including from Kotzebue, have been engage in the search for the man who reportedly had no life jacket approximately 7 miles west of Nome.

Alaska State Troopers reported that the man fell overboard, and that the Juda Lee crew’s attempts to recover him were not successful.

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A 64-year-old crewman aboard the fishing vessel Arctic Storm was severely injured when hit in the face by the hook of crane.

The Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured crewman from the commercial fishing vessel Arctic Storm, 25 miles west of Brookings, Oregon, Monday morning, and transported him to shore for further medical care.

Coast Guard was notified of the injured man from a crewmember aboard the Arctic Storm at 9:55 a.m. The man reportedly suffering blunt force trauma to the face from a loose crane hook.

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The Coast Guard is investigating the circumstances of the Seattle crewman missing from a fishing boat in the Bering Sea near St. Matthew Island in Alaska.

The Seattle Times reports the seaman was last seen Thursday on the Seattle-based Clipper Seafoods vessel, which was fishing, processing and freezing Alaska cod.

The Coast Guard searched for 24 hours but suspended the search Friday afternoon. At the time the water was about 50 degrees and winds were 15 miles per hour.

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Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessels have suspended the search for the missing crewman from the F/V Clipper Epic.

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The Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessels are searching for a man last seen aboard the F/V Clipper Epic north of St. Matthew Island Thursday.

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The Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessels are searching for a man last seen aboard the F/V Clipper Epic north of St. Matthew Island Thursday.

Coast Guard from Kotzebue are searching for the crewman along with the crew of fishing vessels Clipper Epic, Frontier Spirit and Frontier Mariner. The crewman was initially reported missing by the master of the 162-foot fishing vessel Clipper Epic at about 12:40 p.m., approximately 60 miles north of St. Matthew Island in the Bering Sea.

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A 27 year old crewman sustained significant head injuries aboard the 116-foot commercial fishing vessel Patricia Lee 190 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, early Tuesday morning. The man safely medevaced by Coast Guard, was reported to be in stable condition.

The fishing vessel’s master reported that a crewman had been hit in the head by a crab pot. Due to the injuries received, a Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac. Two Air Station Kodiak MH-60 aircrews, a Coast Guard corpsman and an HC-130 Hercules aircrew were involved in the long distance rescue.