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Fishing vessel sinks in Gulf of Alaska, five go missing

The U.S. Coast Guard launched a search for five fishermen after their boat, Scandies Rose, sank near Sutwik Island in Alaska, during the late hours of Tuesday, December 31. In fact, when the 130-foot crab fishing vessel, homeported in Dutch Harbor, sank at roughly 2200 on Tuesday had seven crew members aboard. The USCG managed to rescue two survivors while the other five are still missing.

USCG rescues five fishermen after vessel sinking

The US Coast Guard and Alaska State trooper boat crews rescued five fishermen when their vessel sunk near Black Island, on Sunday, July 14. The Daffnie commercial fishing vessel sunk in approximately 500-foot deep water with the possibility of 400 gallons of diesel fuel aboard.

USCG Alaska suspends search for missing crew after fire

The US Coast Guard Alaska issued a statement on a missing person after an explosion and subsequent fire at Delong Dock in Whittier, Alaska, according to which they suspend the search on the missing person. The Coast Guard reported that the fire allegedly occurred on a fixed barge and then spread to the pier and then to the fishing vessel. 

USCG searches for overdue aircraft in Alaska

The US Coast Guard is searching for an overdue aircraft with three people aboard about 20 miles west of Kake, Alaska. Namely, a Guardian King Air 200 medical life flight was expected to land in Kake, however, the aircraft never landed. What is more, the USCG informed that it found debris from a plane in the water approximately 22 miles west of Kake.

Fishing vessel sinks in Seward Harbor, Alaska

The fishing vessel Nordic Viking that sank in Seward Harbor on December 9 caused oil spill in the area and the US Coast Guard is responsible for the clean-up procedures concerning fuel that was released. The factor remains unknown. The wildlife faces no hazards and further discharges haven’t been reported.

USCG rescues three as boats runs aground in Alaska

A boat ran aground on Saturday, September 29 in Puget Bay, Alaska, after its engine failed. The USCG responded on the site of the incident and rescued three men. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from US Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak landed on scene, helped the men off the 25-foot boat and brought them to Seward.

One dead after canoe capsizes in Haines, Alaska

A man lost his life on the Davidson Glacier River near Haines, Alaska, after a canoe with 11 people on board capsized on Monday, July 30. The canoe was being used as a guided tour of Glacier Point for passengers from three different cruise ships. The remaining passengers were rescued.

Fishing vessel sinks after being trapped between two ships

On July 14, the fishing vessel ‘Kristi’ lost power near Clark’s Point, a Bristol Bay village near Dillingham, Alaska. The boat became trapped between two ships and its crew escaped moments before the vessel sank. USCG is currently investigating the incident, in order to identify the causes of it.

Three people rescued after fishing vessel sinks off Alaska

A USCG helicopter crew and the crew of a good Samaritan fishing vessel rescued three people from the sinking fishing vessel ‘Leona’ in the Sitka Sound, Alaska, on Monday. USCG Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report at 10:30 p.m. that the vessel was taking on water and the bilge pumps were unable to keep up with the rate of flooding.

Learn from the past: Exxon Valdez incident

March 24 marks the 29th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez accident. On this date in 1989, one of the most catastrophic – if not the most catastrophic – oil spills of the 20th century took place. The tanker Exxon Valdez was departing the Port of Valdez, Alaska with a full load of North Slope crude oil, of approximately 1.26 million barrels, destined for Long Beach when it grounded on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. About 258,000 barrels of cargo were spilled as eight cargo tanks ruptured, causing one of the most shocking environmental disasters in the history of US.

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