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A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted a 47 year old crewman with a severe leg injury from the fishing vessel Nordic Cross and transported him to Kodiak where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel.

The Nordic Cross was in Duck Bay, about 20 miles north of Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday at the time of the incident.

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The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a crewman reported overboard from the 190-foot fishing vessel Cape Greig in Ugashik Bay, Alaska.

A Coast Guard Hercules and a helicopter crew and nine good Samaritan vessels searching a total of 13-square miles along the Ugashik Bay shoreline and up the river failed to locate the man.

The alarm was received on Thursday, at approximately 4:27 p.m.

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The Pacific Pearl was a Good Samaritan vessel rescuing three people from a sinking fishing vessel Leona in Sitka Sound, Alaska, Monday.

dewatering attempts failed. As the Leona continued to sink, the three crewmembers abandoned ship to the good Samaritan fishing vessel Pacific Pearl. The Pacific Pearl transported the Leona crew back to Sitka.

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Seven people were rescued from a life raft in Thorne Bay, Alaska, Friday, after their 58-foot fishing vessel Mystic Lady ran aground and sank.

A Coast Guard boat took the five adults and two children to a Thorne Bay pier in good condition.

The rescue was triggered by a 406 emergency position indicating radio beacon alert and a mayday broadcast via VHF-FM Channel 16 from the master of the Mystic Lady reporting that his vessel struck a rock and was sinking quickly. The master reported that seven people were abandoning ship into a life raft.

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A 50-year-old fisherman suffered a severe hand injury and went into medical shock on board the fishing vessel Myrna Lynn.

Coast Guard medically evacuated the injured fisherman from 13 miles west of the Grays Harbor, Washington, entrance, Monday morning.

The injury was report at 8:15 a.m., Coast Guard medically evacuated the injured crewman from the Myrna Lynn at 9 a.m. and safely transferred him to emergency medical care at Station Grays Harbor in Westport, who transported the patient to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for further care.

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Coast Guard were contacted around 10 a.m. by the fisherman requesting assistance and reporting the 29-foot commercial fishing vessel, the Roni J, was flooding and the onboard pumps were unable to keep up with the rising water.

Coast Guard boat crews rescued the fisherman from his vessel, and safely transported him back to shore, before the Roni J sank about two and a half miles west of the Chetco River entrance, Wednesday, in approximately 216 feet.
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Coast Guard Cutter Naushon rescued four mariners from the 48-foot commercial fishing vessel, after Soulmate became disabled and adrift approximately 57 miles west of Kodiak Island, south of Shelikof Strait, Alaska, Sunday.

The master of the vessel had reported the Soulmate was disabled, adrift and unable to anchor, Saturday.

The Naushon crew towed the mariners to Lazy Bay cannery, Alitak Bay, Alaska.

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A 43-year-old fisherman suffering severe pain in the lower abdomen, 9 miles off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington, was hoisted by a Coast Guard helicopter and delivered to awaiting emergency medical services at the Bowerman Airport in Hoquiam, for further care.

The medevac request came at 12:57 p.m. A 29 ft Coast Guard Response boat arrived on scene first at 1:26 p.m. and the aircrew arrived on scene with the Kathy Ann at 2:02 p.m. After the hoist was completed, the aircrew landed at the airport at 2:50 p.m. to transfer the patient.

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Suffering seizures 30 minutes after falling 18 feet, a teen from Chenega, Alaska, was medevaced from the 58ft fishing vessel Golden Pacific on Saturday.

A Coast Guard helicopter transported the teen to Anchorage and transferred him to awaiting medical personnel.

Slip and fall incidents are a major cause of disabling and life threatening injuries at sea. Responsibility for this incident has yet to be determined.

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Divers found the missing skipper inside the sunken vessel, the Kelli J, prior to it being refloated by contractors in Willapa Bay, Friday.

The vessel is being taken to the Nachotta marina with the owner’s insurance company coordinating the remaining salvage efforts.

The Kelli J was originally reported missing on Saturday, May 19, which sparked search and rescue efforts that extended into Monday when the search was suspended. Multiple efforts were conducted to attempt to locate the missing vessel that resulted in the vessel being found submerged within Willapa Bay on Wednesday.