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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.

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A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued three crew members from the fishing vessel Predator after it ran hard aground in 25 mile per hour winds and 10-foot seas, and was taking on water through a hull gash close to Akutan Harbor, Alaska, Monday morning.

The helicopter crew hoisted three crew members and safely transported them to Akutan.

Reportedly the Predator ran hard aground resulting in an eight-inch crack in the hull. F/V Predator began taking on water and the crew was unable to keep back the flood of water. A Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew was diverted to the scene.

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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews continue the search for the crew of F/V Destination Sunday, after searching through the night northwest of St. George, Alaska.

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau arrived on scene at 10 a.m. to assist with an Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew currently deployed on the cutter.

Citizens of St. George are patrolling the shoreline for any signs of the crew or vessel.

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Two men are reported overdue from a boating trip near Ketchikan Sunday in weather reported to be 17 to 23-mph winds and 4-foot seas.

Coast Guard Jayhawk and 45-foot Response Boat crews are conducting search patterns on the southern end of Gravina Island. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew located a 16-foot skiff belonging to the missing men capsized north of the intended route in Blank Inlet on Gravina Island at approximately 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The crew of the good Samaritan fishing vessel Storm Rage righted the skiff and is towing it back to Ketchikan.

Alaska State Troopers have activated the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad to assist with shoreline searches. The Coast Guard Cutter Maple is expected to arrive on scene Monday morning.

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A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews continued to search for the crew of F/V Destination through the night northwest of St. George, Alaska.

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii, is en route from Dutch Harbor to assist with the search. An Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew currently deployed on the cutter will also be deployed to assist.

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An EPIRB has been recovered among a debris field containing buoys, a life ring from fishing vessel Destination and an oil sheen.

EPRIB from the fishing vessel Destination was detected signaling approximately two miles northwest of St. George, Alaska, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Hercules airplane crew and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews are responding to the electronic position indicating radio beacon alert

The alert was received this morning and the aircraft crews were launched. The HC-130 Hercules crew arrived on scene to commence search patterns at approximately 10:13 a.m. Two MH-60 Jayhawk crews arrived early Saturday afternoon to assist with the search.