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ALASKA FISHERMAN AIRLIFTED FROM F/V ALASKA DREAM

 An Alaska fisherman has suffered a serious hand injury working aboard the F/V ALASKA DREAM.  The 49 year old crewman was airlifted by the Coast Guard after suffering a serious finger injury.  The risk of infection required fast medical attention.  The incident happened southwest of Kodiak Alaska.  No further details of the injury are currently available.  Crewmen working aboard Alaska…

NEWS UPDATE – SCANDIES ROSE SINKING

New information is being reported relating to the sinking of the Scandies Rose on New Years Eve.   Sadly five crewmen are now lost and presumed drown. The Coast Guard has identified the missing crewmen as including the vessel Master, Gary Cobban and his son David Cobban. Also among the missing are crewmen Arthur Ganacias, Brock Rainey and Seth Rousseau. The…

SEARCH SUSPENDED FOR 5 MISSING SCANDIES ROSE CREWMEN

The Alaska crab boat Scandies Rose sank Tuesday night in the Gulf of Alaska.  Search and rescue efforts to find five missing crewmen has been suspended by the Coast Guard. The Scandies Rose sent a May Day message around 10:00 P.M. on Tuesday indicating they were in need of emergency help. Coast Guard helicopter crews were dispatched to help the…

ARCTIC STORM CREWMAN SUFFERS HEAD INJURY

The Coast Guard has airlifted a deckhand from the Arctic Storm. The crewman was reportedly struck in the head and suffered a severe head injury after hit by a loose crane hook. The 64-year-old crewman was evacuated from the vessel Monday morning and transferred to shore for emergency medical treatment. The incident happened approximately 25 miles of Brookings. The Arctic…

ALASKA COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN INJURED ABOARD IRENE H

A seriously injured Alaska fisherman has been airlifted from the IRENE H.  The injury happened about three miles south of Sitkinak.  Few details of the accident are currently available and the limited information available indicates the crewman suffered an arm injury.  More details will be available from the USCG 2692 casualty report.  Weather conditions at the time of the incident…

ALASKA PenAir CRASHES IN DUTCH HARBOR

PenAir flight 3296 from Anchorage to Dutch Harbor has crashed after running off the runway in Dutch Harbor on Thursday.    The plane was carrying 39 passengers and three crewmen.  Tragically one man, David Oltman of Washington State, has died from injuries suffered in the crash and another was in critical condition.  Reports indicate multiple passengers suffered injuries and are receiving…

INJURED FISHERMAN AIRLIFTED FROM FISHING VESSEL PHOENIX

            An injured crewman from the fishing vessel PHOENIX has been airlifted from the boat for emergency medical treatment. The Phoenix was working approximately 25 miles west of La Push, Washington.  The circumstances of the incident are unknown at this time.                 Serious hand injuries frequently happen aboard Commercial Fishing Vessels. Most of those accidents may have been avoided if…

INJURED FISHERMAN AIRLIFTED FROM ALASKA FISHING VESSEL ARAHO

A crewman was seriously injured Friday while working aboard the Alaska Fishing Vessel ARAHO.  The 51-year-old crewman was reportedly working in the vessel factory stacking pans when a storage crate fell upon him. The detailed circumstances leading up to the injury are currently unknown. The crew of the ARAHO called the Coast Guard and injured crewman was airlifted by helicopter…

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