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August 2010 Archives

Alaska Fishing Boat Sinks After Hitting Iceberg; Crew of Three Saved By Nearby Vessels

A sixty-foot fishing vessel struck an iceberg in Wrangell Narrows entrance and sank Friday morning. The three crewmembers of the EMILY JANE were rescued by nearby good samaritan vessels. The vessel reportedly was carrying 600 gallons of fuel. Salvage and pollution control efforts were underway on Saturday. There were no reported injuries and how the vessel became involved in the collision is unknown at this time.

Tug Boat Deckhand Suffers Head Injury

A 53-year old deckhand aboard the tug CHOPTANK has been airlifted to Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. The crewman was reportedly injured after falling 12 feet down a ladder well. The accident happened near Dauphin Island. The injured crewman, Glenn Kelly, was airlifted from the 100-foot tug by a Coast Guard helicopter. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

Crewman On Fishing Vessel RONDYS Suffers Head Injury

A crewman working on the 113-foot fishing vessel RONDYS suffered a head injury early today and was airlifted by helicopter. The crewman is being taken to Emanuel hospital in Portland. The accident happened 160 miles off the shore of Westport, Washington. The cause of the accident and the condition of the crewman are unknown at this time. Records indicate the RONDYS is owned by Rondys Tendering LLC of Westport. The vessel is a steel hulled vessel built in New York Naval Shipyard in 1933.

Marine Electrician Recovers $740,000 Jones Act Verdict After Fall From Ladder

A marine electrician has recovered $740,000 in compensation under the Jones Act after falling from a ladder aboard ship. A Seattle, Washington jury returned a verdict after hearing evidence of the seaman's injuries. The crewman suffered a complex fracture to his jaw and post concussion syndrome. At the time of trial, the crewman had resumed his duties aboard ship but continued to complain of occasional migraine headaches.

Capsized Charter Boat Found Off Vancouver Island

The small capsized charter boat of four fishermen was discovered Sunday, August 8, 2010, approximately six miles off shore and 25 miles south of Winter Harbor. No sign of the four missing men has been found, and hopes for rescue are growing less and less. The 19-foot vessel was not equipped with survival suits or an EPIRB. The charter was reportedly led by an experienced fishing guide, Kevin Sturgess. The fishermen were last heard from one week ago. Two fishermen from Washington and a third from Oregon are among the missing.

Fisherman Suffers Head Injury Off Oregon Coast

A crewman from the fishing vessel SEA SPIRIT was medically evacuated to Emanuel Hospital in Portland on Wednesday. The injury happened approximately 80 miles west of Tillamook Bay, Oregon. The 27 year old crewman reportedly was involved in a fall that caused his injury. No further details of the accident were available.

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