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Alaska Crab Fisherman Suffers Head Injury

A 48-year old crab boat deck hand, Jimmy Cook, was seriously injured on Thursday while working approximately 46 miles west of Kodiak. Cook was reportedly working aboard the 70-foot fishing vessel VAN ELLIOT when he was struck in the head by a crab pot. Cook was airlifted from the vessel by a Kodiak-based Coast Guard helicopter and was taken to Providence Kodiak Medical Center for emergency treatment. The VAN ELLIOT is home ported in Kodiak. Details of the accident are not yet available.

Alaska Crewman With Head Injury Airlifted From F/V CONSTELLATION

A 26-year old crewman who suffered a head injury while working as a fisherman in Alaska has been airlifted from the 116-foot fishing vessel Constellation. The accident occurred Wednesday when the crewmember reportedly fell in ten foot seas about 45 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor. The vessel transported the injured man to Dutch Harbor, where a Coast Guard Hercules helicopter was waiting to transport the injury victim to Anchorage for treatment at Alaska Regional Hospital.

Alaska Tug Regains Control of Barge Loaded With Fuel

A Crowley Marine barge loaded with 140,000 gallons of aviation fuel remained adrift in moderate seas and high winds throughout the night on Tuesday. The tug SINUK stood by the barge during the incident and was able to get the barge back under tow late Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened on Alaska's Northwest coast just north of the village of Wales. Winds were reportedly in the range of 50 miles per hour with 15-foot seas. There were no reports that fuel was spilled in the incident.

Winch Accident Seriously Injures Captain Aboard St. Joseph 7

The Captain of the shrimp vessel ST. JOSEPH 7 was seriously injured in an accident involving the vessel's winch. The accident happened on Tuesday about 70 miles south of Galveston. The injured crewman was medivaced by Coast Guard helicopter to the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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