Kodiak Daily Mirror - Coast Guard Blotter Sept 9
Coast Guard Blotter — Sept. 9
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Aug. 3

• Sector Anchorage watchstanders received notification from the crew of a 24-foot pleasure craft disabled in McClure Bay.

The watchstanders issued a marine assistance request broadcast and the crew of the good Samaritan motor vessel Babel Fish responded.

The Babel Fish crew towed the pleasure craft safely to Whittier after the vessels stayed in Culross Passage overnight waiting for weather conditions to improve.

Aug. 4

• Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a report from Crowley Marine personnel that the tug Tanana’s barge ran soft aground on sand in the Tanana River west of Fairbanks Sunday.

No damage or pollution was reported.

Aug. 6

• District 17 watchstanders received a request from King Cove Medical Clinic personnel, 16 miles east of Cold Bay, for transport of a 60-year-old man reportedly suffering from chest pains.

A commercial flight could not land in King Cove due to low visibility and cross winds.

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed on the cutter Midgett was directed to launch.

The helicopter crew flew to King Cove and safely transported the man from King Cove to Cold Bay. A Guardian air ambulance airplane and crew took the patient to Anchorage for further care.

• Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan personnel received notification Tuesday of some overturned skiffs at the Ketchikan city float.

With the inclement weather, the cruise ship Princess Sapphire had to use excess thrusters while mooring. The wake from the thrusters caused two small skiffs and a 22-foot fiberglass commercial trawler to capsize at the nearby city float.

All fuel sources from the vessels were contained within portable fuel containers and removed with the exception of one fixed tank on the 22-foot vessel, which was sealed. Diversified Diving was hired to conduct salvage operations. MSD Ketchikan personnel monitored the salvage.
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