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Update 3 and final: Coast Guard suspends search for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the crew of the fishing vessel Destination northwest of St. George, Alaska, Monday afternoon. Watchstanders from Coast Guard 17th District received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert from F/V Destination early Saturday morning and deployed the Kodiak aircrews to commence the search. The aircrews located a debris field in the general area of the EPIRB alert. Debris included the transmitting EPIRB, a life ring from the vessel, buoys, tarps and an oil sheen. The search continued through Saturday, Sunday and Monday. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the six crewmembers during this extremely difficult time,” said Rear Adm. Michael McAllister, Coast Guard 17th District commander. “The decision to suspend a search is always difficult and is made with great care and consideration.” The watchstanders at the 17th District Command Center in Juneau coordinated 21 searches, totaling more than 69 aircraft and surface hours and covering approximately 5,730 square nautical miles. Read the rest here 08:02

Coast Guard suspends search for fishing boat skipper

uscg logoCoast Guard officials say the search for a captain who disappeared when a boat with a load of fish overturned has been suspended. The search ended at 7 p.m. Wednesday after 11 hours. Coast Guard spokeswoman Rachel Steiner said the Patty AJ capsized Wednesday while making a turn in the channel of Coos Bay. Three of the four people aboard the vessel reached safety while a Coast Guard helicopter, two boats and a dive squad scrambled to find the captain. Read the rest here 07:38

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen near Matinicus Island, Maine

The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing fishermen near Matinicus Island, Maine, Sunday pending further developments.  Coast Guard air and sea assets from Station Rockland and Air Station Cape Cod, as well as the Maine Marine Patrol, searched for more than 17 hours covering an area of 130 nautical square miles. Read the rest, well, you know,, 15:01

UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for missing F/V Christopher’s Joy shrimpers

Christopher-JoyThe Coast Guard suspended its search for two missing shrimpers from the fishing vessel  around 5 p.m., Thursday. Response crews searched more than 5,745 square miles for more than 64 hours for the two missing crewmembers of the 75-foot shrimping vessel. Read the rest here 20:43

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Timothy Lybrand Who Jumped Off F/V Paloma

Coast Guard officials suspended their search off Ocean Beach for a man they believe may have died at sea after a distress call early Monday morning, warning that he was about to jump from his fishing boat and swim to shore. Crews had been looking for Timothy Lybrand since 3:30 a.m. but called off the search at noon, after scouring an 18-square-mile area from the San Francisco beach to the Golden Gate Bridge and finding nothing. <VIDEO, Read more here> 09:02

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing F/V Yvonne Michelle Fisherman Rene Lopez

uscg-logoThe Coast Guard suspended its search at about 9 a.m. Thursday for a 30-year-old man who was reported missing from a fishing boat 45 miles east of Manasquan Inlet Wednesday. Missing is Rene Lopez of Newport News, Va. A crewmember from the fishing boat Yvonne Michelle contacted Coast Guard watchstanders via VHF-FM Channel 16 at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and reported Lopez was missing and believed to have fallen overboard. Report here 12:35


UPDATE 2: Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman Benjamin Sorrells off Alabama coast

uscg-logoNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for Benjamin Sorrells, crewman from the fishing vessel AC III, Saturday. In total, rescue crews searched for 34 hours and covered more than 1,980 square miles. The search is suspended pending further developments. Read more here uscgnews  20:14

UPDATED: Coast Guard suspends search at 5:28 p.m. Monday for 55-foot fishing vessel reportedly taking on water with two people aboard

uscg-logoBOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended its active search at 5:28 p.m. Monday for a 55-foot fishing vessel reportedly taking on water with two people aboard in the vicinity of Mount Desert Rock, Maine. [email protected]  19:52