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Search on for Wrangell fisherman Wrangell waters, near Berg Bay, Blake Channel and Deer Island.Searchers are battling bad weather in the form of gale force winds, low visibility and snow. A winter storm advisory is in effect for the search area."The Coast Guard and its...
Migrant tragedy in Greek seas shows dangers as winter nears

...three of them in serious condition, local officials said.Local fisherman Manolis Galanakis said the boat sank in gale-force winds, and smugglers on the nearby Turkish coast would have been aware of the risk.Greek officials called on the...
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French sailor had no fear in leaping to rescue boat

...after the sailboat lost its rudder, solar panels, autopilot and most every other piece of equipment in rough seas and gale-force winds about 400 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska. He tucked his cat inside his coat before making the leap off the doomed...
Shell drill vessels exit Arctic after oil exploration ceases

...Kulluk, a 266-foot circular drill vessel owned by Shell with a reinforced hull, broke loose from its tow vessel in gale-force December winds in the Gulf of Alaska. Efforts to control the vessel failed. The Kulluk ran aground near Kodiak Island...
Shell pauses Arctic drilling for high wind, water

...Sea," said spokesman Curtis Smith in an email response to questions.The eastern Chukchi Sea this week experienced gale-force winds in the range of 39 to 54 p.m., said Ed Townsend, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Fairbanks...
Off the Beaten Path: The ghost of Allen Hasselborg

...of wet snow. It watched while I filled my cook-pot at a creek, then it ghosted into the forest. The scream of a gale-force wind, a pair of shrieking yellowlegs sandpipers and a mug of hot coffee accompanied me on a walk across an expansive...
Pure Sole: My roommate thinks you're sexy

...believing another is the donor and life marches on.Fast forward 18 years to a commercial fisherman trying to stand among gale force winds on the deck of a 32-foot gillnetter being tossed about on Bristol Bay's salmon waters.The voice on the other...
Powerful storm blasts Aleutians, then weakens

...approaching the mainland's southwest coast on Saturday, but it had weakened significantly. It was only expected to bring gale-force winds typical for this time of year, Baines said."The worst conditions were out where there's no people," he...
Coast Guard shares winter safety tips for Southeast

...state, however, they can also be some of the most treacherous. The high mountains and fjords in the area can cause gale force winds and significant sea conditions without warning while also preventing any form of communication in some areas. Sudden...
Prairie Winds perform 20th century material

...century. And I think that's when it exploded as far as written chamber music." Prairie Wind's first compact disc, "Gale Force," collects works by five North American composers: Samuel Barber, Vincent Persichetti, Aaron Copland, John Harbison...
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