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Six of the most common maritime accidents

If you’re a fisherman or work on a crew that operates out in the open water, then you’re putting your safety on the line for your employer every day. That’s a frightening prospect, and those who have already been injured in maritime accidents know the very real harm...

TWO FEARED DEAD IN OREGON FISHING VESSEL SINKING

The 32-foot White Swan III has reportedly sunk 35 miles West of Florence off the Southern Oregon Coast. A master and one crewman were believed to be aboard the vessel. The Coast Guard received a May Day message from the White Swan III master asking for emergency help saying the vessel was sinking near the Hecta Banks fishing grounds.  With…

INJURED CREWMAN ABOARD ALASKA FISHING VESSEL AMERICA’S FINEST

Thursday,  the Coast Guard airlifted an injured crewman from the F/V America’s Finest.  The crewman sustained major injuries to his foot requiring emergency medical attention.  The injured fisherman was transported to Dutch Harbor where a life flight took him onto Anchorage for treatment.  The incident happened 20 miles west of St. George Island, 92 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor.  Weather…

FISHERMEN SAVED FROM ALASKA FISHING VESSEL GLORY

Monday, two fishermen were rescued from their sinking fishing vessel near Sitka.  The crewmen radio the Coast Guard for help when after the Glory, a forty-foot fishing vessel began taking on water.  A rescue swimmer was lowered to the vessel and advised them to abandon ship.   Weather at the scene was reported to be 55- mph winds with five-foot seas. …

INJURED O’HARA FISHERMAN AIRLIFTED FROM F/V CONSTELLATION

An injured crewman from O’Hara fishing vessel Constellation was airlifted from the vessel Monday.  Few details of the accident are currently available; however, early reports indicate the crewman suffered serious injuries to his arm when a hatch was closed upon him.  At the time of the injury the vessel was fishing near St. Paul Island. Winds were measured at 44…

FIVE OREGON FISHERMEN RESCUED AFTER FISHING VESSEL SINKS

The 67-foot fishing vessel Desire has reportedly sunk 20 miles west of the Umpqua River on the Oregon Coast.  The crew issued a May Day call to the Coast Guard Monday at around nine o’clock.  The vessel’s EPIRB also signaled the Coast Guard the vessel’s location. All five crewmen aboard the vessel donned survival suits and were able to get…

FOUR ALASKA FISHERMEN SAVED FROM SINKING BOAT

The Coast Guard reports after receiving a May Day message, four crewman from the 53-foot fishing vessel Julia Breeze have been rescued.  The crew were forced to done survival suits and abandon ship into the vessel’s life raft after taking on water near Cape Ommaney.  The vessel’s EPIRB helped guide USCG rescue helicopters to the scene.  All four crew members…

FOUR KODIAK FISHERMEN RESCUED FROM BLACK ROCK

Four crewmen from the Alaska fishing vessel LAURA were forced to abandon ship Monday.   The vessel ran aground forcing the crewmembers into survival rafts.  A United States Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter located the crewmen and hoisted them to safety.  Winds of 24 mph were reported at the scene.  The vessel is reported to be carrying 4000 gallons of fuel.  Investigation…

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