July 27, 2010
by The Associated Press Tuesday, July 27, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska --- The Coast Guard says responders have placed containment boom around a sheen leaking from a grounded fishing vessel in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Petty Officer David Mosley says the 100-foot Cape Cross does not appear to be spilling fuel. He says the sheen is likely bilge water escaping from the engine room after the Seattle-based vessel went aground Monday with seven crew members on board.
July 24, 2010
by The Associated Press Saturday, July 24, 2010 JUNEAU, Alaska -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it airlifted an 83-year-old woman from a fishing vessel in the Gedney Harbor southeast of Sitka after the woman began experiencing symptoms of a stroke. The Coast Guard says that the woman was extracted from the Sitka-based Annie Be vessel around 5:15 a.m. Saturday, about 53 miles from Sitka. She was later taken to a hospital for further evaluation.
July 11, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, July 11, 2010 KODIAK, Alaska -- The Coast Guard says four men are safe after being rescued from a life raft used to escape their burning fishing vessel near Alaska's Sitkinak Island. A Coast Guard helicopter crew headed to the site in response to an automated emergency alert set off just before 8:30 a.m. Sunday from the 52-foot vessel Nakat. The Nakat was on fire when rescuers arrived at 10:20 a.m. at the site, five miles off of Sitkinak Island 80 miles southwest of Kodiak.
June 18, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Thursday, June 17, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Coast Guard rescued three Seward fishermen after their fishing vessel started taking on water early Thursday morning in the Valdez Narrows. The fishermen intentionally grounded the 58-foot Copacetic to prevent it from sinking. They reported about 1,000 gallons of diesel and 400 gallons of gasoline were aboard the grounded vessel. There was no visible pollution reported by the Coast Guard rescue crew.
April 23, 2010
by Jason Lamb Thursday, April 22, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- As Coast Guard officials investigate the sinking of a fishing vessel, the Northern Belle, friends of the fallen captain remember him. Investigators have flown over the scene in the Gulf of Alaska and interviewed the three survivors, both in Cordova and Anchorage. While friends and family of Capt. Robert Royer mourn, those of the surviving crew members are thankful they're alive. "He had panic in his voice.
April 21, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Tuesday, April 20, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The captain of a Seattle-based fishing boat died Tuesday when the vessel sank about 50 miles south of Montague Island in the Gulf of Alaska, according to one of the three other crew members who were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard identified Seattle resident Robert Royer as the deceased captain once Royer's next of kin had been notified. Royer suffered a head trauma while exiting the boat, but it's not clear if he died from the injury or hypothermia, said Dr. Phil Hess at the medical center in Cordova.
March 20, 2010
by The Associated Press Saturday, March 20, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Coast Guard is investigating an engine room fire that caused heavy damage and spread to other engineering compartments on a 286-foot fishing vessel. The March 10 blaze on the Seattle-based American Dynasty occurred about 50 miles northwest of Alaska's Cold Bay. Coast Guard officials say no injuries were reported among the 137 crew members. It took crew members three hours to put out the fire.
February 10, 2010
by The Associated Press Tuesday, February 9, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A spokesman for The Discovery Channel says the captain of the "Deadliest Catch" fishing vessel Cornelia Marie has died. Capt. Phil Harris, 53, suffered what his family described as a massive stroke on Jan. 29 while the boat was in port at St. Paul Island, Alaska. He was flown to Anchorage for surgery. A Discovery spokesman says the Harris family contacted the network Tuesday evening with word of his death.
January 9, 2010
by The Associated Press Friday, January 8, 2010 JUNEAU, Alaska -- A Coast Guard cutter halted the voyages of three commercial fishing boats near Craig this week because of safety violations. The Coast Guard says one vessel had an expired life raft and two lacked a primary lifesaving device. Two of the vessels also had expired documentation. The cutter Naushon escorted the vessels back to Craig. Two of the three noncompliant boats are homeported there and the third is from Klawock.
July 18, 2009
by Megan Baldino Friday, July 17, 2009 KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- TripAdvisor.com named it one of the top 10 tours in the country, and once you've been on it you know why. The idea was simple: take a fishing vessel and teach visitors all about Alaska's fishing industry, and 774 miles southeast of Anchorage, Capt. Terry Barkley tells it like it is. "This thing got hit by a massive rogue wave," he tells an audience as they tour the Aleutian Ballad. It was during season 2 of "Deadliest Catch" the ship was hit by a 60-foot wave on its wayward side.