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HAZARDOUS WEATHER EVENT STATEMENT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, ANCHORAGE, AK

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
413 PM AKST WED NOV 5 2014

KUSKOKWIM DELTA-BRISTOL BAY-ALASKA PENINSULA-EASTERN ALEUTIANS-CENTRAL ALEUTIANS-WESTERN ALEUTIANS-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BETHEL...HOOPER BAY...NUNIVAK ISLAND...KING SALMON...DILLINGHAM...NAKNEK...PILOT POINT...COLD BAY...SANPOINT...UNALASKA...NIKOLSKI...ATKA AND ADAK...SHEMYA AND AMCHITKA
413 PM AKST WED NOV 5 2014

FALLING CRAB POT INJURES CREWMEMBER ON F/V ICY MIST OFF COLD BAY, AK

A crewmember loading crab pots aboard the ICY MIST, a 58-foot fishing vessel, was injured when a crab pot fell on him on Sunday, October 20, 2014. The ICY MIST was fishing in six-foot seas off of Cold Bay, AK, a small Alaska Peninsula town located 150 miles southeast of Sandpoint, Alaska. According to the AK Coast Guard, they received a call from the boat alerting them of the injury. A flight surgeon recommended the medevac, so a Jayhawk helicopter flew from Cold Bay, hoisted the injured crewmember aboard, and flew him to emergency medical personnel at the Cold Bay clinic. The fisherman was reported as stable and coherent.

F/V LANIKAI Turns Back To Cordova, Alaska, For Crewman's Eye Injury

Earlier today, a crewman on board F/V LANIKAI sustained an eye injury off Hinchinbrook Island. The crew contacted the Coast Guard, who deployed a helicopter crew who were training nearby. They dropped a rescue swimmer to attend to the man's injury while LANIKAI headed to Cordova for medical treatment. The seas were three feet with 17mph winds. 

Coast Guard Rescues Men From Overturned Canoe

On June 28th, 2014, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel responded to a call requesting the rescue of two men whose canoe had flipped in Portage Channel. A bystander on shore called the Coast Guard, saying that he saw the two men, one 15 and the other in his early 20's, out in the water.

Coast Guard Rescues Man Fallen From Vessel

On June 23rd, 2014, Washington Coast Guard and State Ferry crews rescued a man who had fallen overboard from his boat close to Elliot Bay Marina. Preliminary reports indicate that the man was working with the fenders on the side of the boat and may have been knocked off by a wave or boat that rocked the vessel. The man called for help with his hand held marine radio, calling the Coast Guard watchstanders. 

Maritime Industry Big Business In Washington State

A recent joint study by the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County revealed that the Washington State maritime industry generated a total of $30 billion in 2012, as well as provides 148,000 workers with jobs. In general, the average maritime wage is close to $20,000 more than the state median wage of $51,000.

Longshore Union/PMA In Talks To Avoid West Coast Shutdown

A six-year agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association is set to expire on June 30th, 2014. The Union, which represents about 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast Ports, including Washington, Alaska, and Oregon, is in a dispute with the Pacific Maritime Association, and the potential disruption to the commerce created by the ports could cause problems for many businesses.

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