Kodiak Daily Mirror - Coast Guard Blotter Sept 30
Coast Guard Blotter — Sept. 30
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Sept. 21

Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders were notified that the 36-foot gillnetter Shelo with two people onboard was on fire in Behm Canal 212 miles southeast of Juneau. The crew with the 30-foot pleasure craft Mickey H responded and provided communications relay to the watchstanders. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew diverted from a training flight to respond. The master of the Shelo was able to extinguish the fire and no injuries were reported.

Sept. 22

• The crews of the 82-foot Crowley tugs Siku and Sinuk successfully reestablished the tow of an adrift 173-foot barge carrying approximately 140,000 gallons of fuel in the Bering Strait near Wales. The Coast Guard monitored the situation as the tugs took the barge to Port Clarence. The barge went adrift Tuesday when the crew of the 82-foot Crowley tug Sinuk reported the towline to the barge they were towing had parted in heavy seas.

• A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew medevaced a 26-year-old male from Dutch Harbor to Anchorage. The crew of the 116-foot Constellation reported a crewmember had suffered head injuries from a fall onboard the vessel about 45 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor. The Hercules crew was diverted from a training flight to meet the Constellation crew in Dutch Harbor to take the injured man to Anchorage for further medical treatment.

Sept. 24

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew conducted an overflight of a Russian ice research camp and the Russian icebreaker Rossiya more than 850 miles north of Barrow. The Hercules crew conducted the overflight to check on the status of the research camp, ensuring the Russian personnel were not in distress.

Sept. 26

Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report of a 16-foot skiff with three people onboard overdue from a hunting trip. Their intended route was from Auke Bay to the west side of Douglas Island. Sector Juneau confirmed later that day the vessel was safely moored in Auke Bay with no signs of distress.

Sept. 27

District 17 watchstanders received a request for a medevac of a 56-year-old man reportedly suffering from a blood clot in his left leg requiring immediate medical attention. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and HC-130 Hercules airplane crew launched to assist. The Jayhawk helicopter crew picked up the man in Dutch Harbor and transported him to Cold Bay. The man was transferred to a commercial medevac service for transport to Anchorage.

Sept. 28

• Coast Guard personnel from Marine Safety Detachment Unalaska responded to a report of a fuel spill from the 495-foot refrigerated cargo vessel Nelson Star moored at the Kloosterboer packing facility. Responders deployed boom around the vessel and are working to clean up the bunker fuel. Coast Guard personnel estimate no more than 250 gallons of fuel entered the water. The spill occurred while the crew was pumping out their bilge holding tank. How bunker fuel entered the tank is being investigated.

• District 17 watchstanders received a request for a medevac of a 74-year-old man reportedly suffering from chronic heart problems. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched and picked up the patient in Haines. They transferred him to an awaiting Guardian Flight aircraft in Juneau for further transport to Anchorage.

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