ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Cordova man died early Monday morning aboard the fishing vessel Northern Mariner, according to Alaska State Troopers.
The Coast Guard notified troopers at about 6:45 a.m. of the death of crew member Sean M. Johnson, 34, between midnight and 5:30 a.m. The Coast Guard considers any fatality aboard a fishing vessel a serious marine incident, and is investigating Johnson’s death.
The Northern Mariner is en route to Cordova and is expected to arrive late Monday evening. State officials expect to take possession of Johnson’s body, which has been requested for autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office.
Johnson’s next of kin have been notified.