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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fishing Boat Sinks, Crewman Missing Near Kodiak

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Three crewmembers were rescued from a fishing boat Friday after it sank south of Kodiak Island but one crewman remained missing, the Coast Guard said. As first reported by Kodiak Public Radio, KMXT-FM, the search for the missing crewman aboard the 58-foot vessel ADVANTAGE began shortly after midnight. The Coast Guard was […]

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Commercial Fishing Casualties

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a division of the Center for Disease Control, recently published studies on the fatality rates for the commercial fishing industry for the past decade. The reports confirmed that commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States from 2000 – 2010. As many […]

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Report: Need for Fishing Vessel Safety Reform

The Center for Public Integrity, an investigative news organization based in Washinton, D.C. has published a report on fishing vessel safety issues. The following is excerpted: Commercial fishing is the deadliest vocation in the United States. Four years running, from 2007 to 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked commercial fishing as the most dangerous […]

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Fisherman Survives Near Miss

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard says a member of a fishing vessel crew survived after falling overboard without a lifejacket in the frigid waters of Prince William Sound. Coast Guard spokesman David Mosley says the Seward-based PHOENIX reported the crew member missing at 8:51 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012, a couple minutes after he […]

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Fisherman Medevaced

OCEAN PARK, Wash. — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an injured 38-year-old man near Ocean Park Thursday. Sector Columbia River received a report from the crew of the fishing vessel LADY LAW approximately 5:10 p.m. that the ship’s master had suffered abdominal and hand injuries while working aboard the vessel 20 miles west of Leadbetter Point near […]

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Alaska Tour Boat Passengers Rescued

JUNEAU — The captain of a sightseeing vessel that apparently struck a rock at Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve had been trying to get the vessel nearer shore to see brown bears, an official with the boat’s owner said Monday. John Dunlap, a vice president with Allen Marine Tours, said the captain, after […]

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