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Alaska's fishing fatalities are dropping, no matter how you mix the numbers

...far as we have records, that we didn't have what I'll characterize as an operational-related death," said Coast Guard Capt. Phillip Thorne, chief of enforcement for the Coast Guard in Alaska.That claim comes with a few caveats, said...
Coast Guard ends search for 33 missing crew members

...board were 28 crew members from the U.S. and five from Poland."Any decision to suspend a search is painful," Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor said. "They did all they could."Even before the announcement, hopes of finding anyone alive were...
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Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found

...mariners float and stay warm. But even with the water temperature at 85 degrees, hypothermia can set in quickly, Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor said. He noted that the hurricane had winds of about 140 mph and waves topping 50 feet."These are...
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Search underway for 2 teens on fishing trip

...were consummate seamen and a rescue is still possible."Our intentions are to continue to search aggressively," Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor said at a news conference Monday evening, but that the decision was being reevaluated daily. Earlier...
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Tanker spews flammable liquid after Houston crash

...said.Three cargo tanks on the vessel were ruptured, releasing an unknown quantity of the gasoline additive, said Coast Guard Capt. Brian Penoyer, commander of the Houston-Galveston Coast Guard District."This is not a cargo chemical that...
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International search and rescue chambers with sea water, the commander said.The seas were as high as 20 feet at the time, said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Joseph Deer, District 17's Chief of Incident Management."It was something that they had been contending with...
New captain on deck

...full. We apologize for the inconvenience.Though the scenery may change, the missions remain the same. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Shannan Greene is ready to lead the way in her new Sector Juneau post.Greene relieved Capt. Scott Bornemann during...
Shell drilling barge pulled from rocks The Aiviq on New Year's Eve again broke its line, leaving the Kulluk attached to the tugboat Alert.Coast Guard Capt. Paul Mehler, the federal on-scene coordinator, said Monday the Alert also experienced a mechanical problem the...
Group: More must be done to prevent Aleutian wrecks

...for spill mitigation," Pearson said. Pearson and the federal on-scene coordinator for the Selendang Ayu spill, Coast Guard Capt. Mark DeVries, said a study to determine risks of the vessels passing through the Aleutians has not even started...
Juneau Empire Story Archive called ``The Odyssey of Captain Healy'' will be shown at 5:30 p.m. After a break for refreshments, Coast Guard Capt. Anthony Regalbuto, chief-of-staff of the 17th Coast Guard District, will speak briefly. George T. Harper...


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