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F/V ANNA MARY Lobsterman Rescued After 12 Hours in the Ocean

At 6:30 a.m. yesterday, a crewmember aboard 44-foot lobster boat ANNA MARY reported a man missing. The man had last been seen the night before when he assumed the 9:00 watch; apparently, he went overboard sometime during his watch. The Coast Guard launched an extensive search by air and sea, joined by other agencies and Good Samaritan vessel crews, which ended up covering over 780 square miles.

F/V SWIFT Crewman Missing in Icy Strait, Alaska

Just after midnight this morning, F/V PACIFIC HORIZON arrived in Icy Strait, which is about 40 miles west of Juneau, to meet up with the deckhand and captain of 34-foot F/V SWIFT; they found no one aboard. The PACIFIC HORIZON crew contacted the Coast Guard, which issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a search of the area.

Fisherman Overboard Off Washington Coast - F/V SENJA

On January 16, at about 1:30 a.m., the crew of Westport-based F/V SENJA radioed the Coast Guard that their crew mate, said to be 56-year-old John Salas, had gone overboard while setting crab pots approximately eight miles west of the mouth of the Queets River. According to reports, he was not wearing a life jacket. Seas at the time were calm with good visibility and a water temperature of about 48 degrees. After a search by air and sea of over seven hours, covering over 91 square miles, the Coast Guard was compelled to suspend the search. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Salas and his family and friends.

LADY CECELIA - Investigation Continues on Cause of March 10 Sinking

November 28, a three-day public hearing and investigation into the sinking of F/V LADY CECELIA, led by the U.S. Coast Guard, wrapped up. The Coast Guard held a first public hearing this past April. In September, LADY CECELIA was located at a depth of over 300 feet about twenty miles from shore. Once she was located, a remote-controlled sub camera sent photos to the surface.

AMURSKAYA Carrying Gold Ore Still Missing in Sea of Okhotsk

On October 28 at 8:15 a.m. Moscow time, the emergency beacon of M/V AMURSKAYA activated near the Shantar Islands, in the southwest region of the Sea of Okhotsk. When a nearby tanker, M/T NOVIK, arrived at the position indicated, AMURSKAYA was nowhere to be seen. Conditions were stormy with waves averaging twelve feet. Various aircraft and boats have searched the area since Sunday without results.

F/V FLYING OCEAN - Man Overboard Northwest of Sitkinak Island, Alaska

According to the Coast Guard, a fisherman fell overboard 30 miles northwest of Sitkinak Island the morning of October 12. Sitkinak Island is south of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. The Coast Guard deployed two helicopters, and airplane, and a cutter to search for the man. After searching a roughly 550 square mile area, the search was suspended at 9:37 p.m. Seas were reported to be six feet with 20 mph winds at the time.

Crewman Falls Overboard Of SERENADE OF THE SEAS Off Italy

Sometime around 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. on September 20, passengers aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship SERENADE OF THE SEAS reported a man overboard in rough seas in the Adriatic Sea, about 40 miles off Ancona, while bound for Venice, Italy. Apparently, the man was a 24-year-old man from Panama who was working as a galley steward. Italian and Croatian Coast Guards conducted a search by sea and by air, but did not find him.

QUEEN OF THE WEST - Man Overboard in Oregon

On August 7, at 8:55 a.m., the Coast Guard suspended its search for a man who had fallen from the stern of QUEEN OF THE WEST. The 221-foot sternwheeler, which runs cruises along the Columbia River, was at dock in Rainier, Oregon, when the tragedy occurred. According to reports, witnesses saw him once in the water before losing sight of him.

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