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Coast Guard medevaced fisherman suffering possible heart attack off Reedsport, Ore.

Coast Guard crews medevaced a man suffering from symptoms of a possible heart attack from a fishing vessel 18 miles off Reedsport, Friday night. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend were contacted around 8 p.m. by the fishing vessel Leann crew. The crew reported one of their deckhands was suffering a possible heart attack and requested assistance, the Coast Guard boat crew and aircrew launched in response. The aircrew lowered their rescue swimmer onto the fishing vessel and then both swimmer and deckhand transferred to the motor life boat. Once transferred to EMS personnel on shore, the deckhand was taken to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay. -USCG- 15:37

Police identify body found in Portland Harbor, investigating circumstances of death

Portland police have identified the body found Thursday morning in Portland Harbor as that of Paul J. Kirchhoff, a Portland fisherman. The state medical examiner’s office determined that Kirchhoff, 42, died from drowning, with no other source of physical trauma, according to Martin. Kirchhoff’s body was found in the water near Long Wharf.,,, Anyone with information about Kirchhoff’s final hours is encouraged to call the Portland police at (207) 874-8575. click here to read the story 09:27

A fisherman from east China’s Zhejiang Province catches colorful giant lobster worth over $88,000

A fisherman from east China’s Zhejiang Province caught a rare colorful lobster weighing more than 1.5 kilograms earlier this week. The 1-meter-long lobster is largely green, with purple stripes and yellow dots on its back. Its legs are black and white and tail red. Zhou said he had never seen such a lobster in his 40 years of fishing. Some of his friends and neighbors believe it belongs to a rare kind named Panulirus ornatus after comparing it with online images. Panulirus ornatus has the largest size among all lobsters. It likes to live in sandy mud near coral reefs deep under the sea. Japan, the Indian Ocean and south of the Pacific is their main habitats, while they seldom appear in Zhejiang-Fujian waters. In 2010, though, another fisherman from Songmen Township in Zhejiang Province caught a similar lobster in East China Sea and sold it for 600,000 yuan ($88,000). Link 10:52

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman suffering from seizures, 100 miles off Galveston

coast guardA 38-year-old man was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter Sunday, after reports of seizures on a fishing vessel about 100 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas. The crew of the fishing vessel Black Jack IV contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders on VHF marine band radio channel 16 at about 6:30 p.m., to report that the man was having seizure like symptoms and needed assistance. The watchstanders launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to medevac the man and an Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew to provide communications and safety support so far offshore. The helicopter crew hoisted the man, had to stop and refuel on a rig in the gulf and then delivered him to Galveston’s Scholes International Airport, where EMS was standing by to take him to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He was reported to be in stable condition. link 13:33

Interview: Nick Tokman, 28, Fisherman. “Deadliest Catch.’ Motivational Speaker.

13568902_591867287641583_9054006660143026613_oNick Tokman hails from Massachusetts, a state whose shoreline once teemed with whaling barks — the homes of men who, seeking fortune in whale oil during the 19th century, ventured to sea for years at a time, each hoping to capture their “lay” or percentage of a catch, while risking their lives in the black squalls of the North Atlantic, the high seas of the Indian Ocean, and the farthest reaches of the remote Pacific and Arctic whaling grounds. But Tokman isn’t from New Bedford or even Nantucket, where as a teenager he caddied to help pay his way through the prestigious MacDuffie School. He is instead from Springfield, nicknamed “The City of Firsts” — an appropriate place for a man of many beginnings.  After high school, the then-18-year-old headed to business school at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal, where he learned to speak French while earning his degree and working as a suit salesman, janitor, and pizza delivery driver. It was while visiting his grandfather one summer that Tokman first saw the Emmy Award-winning “Deadliest Catch.”  Read the interesting interview here 16:22

Suicide by job: Farmers, lumberjacks, fisherman top list

psaFarmers, lumberjacks and fishermen kill themselves most often, according to a large new study of workers in the U.S. that showed enormous differences of suicide rates across jobs. Researchers found the highest suicide rates in manual laborers who work in isolation and face unsteady employment. High rates were also seen in carpenters, miners, electricians and people who work in construction. Mechanics were close behind. Dentists, doctors and other health care professionals had an 80 percent lower suicide rate than the farmers, fishermen and lumberjacks. The lowest rate was in teachers, educators and librarians. Read the rest here  18:41

Video: Coast Guard medevacs scallop fisherman 35 miles east of Chincoteague, Va.

486x274_q75 scalloper good news 2 hoistThe Coast Guard medevaced a man Saturday from a fishing boat about 35 miles east of Chincoteague. Watchstanders at the Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at approximately 10:45 a.m. a 58-year-old crewman aboard the commercial fishing boat Good News II out of Hampton was having trouble breathing and requested assistance.  An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, diverted from another mission at about 10:50 a.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at about 11:25 a.m., hoisted the man and transported him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk at about 12:20 p.m. in stable condition. Link Watch video here 18:24

Coast Guard medevacs Fisherman off Gloucester coast

coast guardA Coast Guard crew medevaced a 47-year-old fisherman Wednesday off the coast of Gloucester. Watchstanders at Sector Boston’s command center received the report at approximately 11:40 a.m. from a crew member aboard the commercial fishing vessel, First Impression II, homeported in Sorrento, Maine, that another crew member was suffering from chest pains. A 29-foot response boat from Station Gloucester arrived on scene first at 11:59 a.m.  A crew followed quickly behind with Gloucester Fire Department emergency medical technicians aboard and arrived on scene at 12:03 p.m. The EMTs boarded the First Impression II to give the patient medical attention, and the Coast Guard escorted the vessel back to Station Gloucester. First Impression II moored at 12:20 p.m., and emergency medical services personnel transported the man to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Link  16:16

Trinity East fisherman reinvents himself as entrepreneur, restaurant owner

He’s a fisherman, restaurant owner, butcher, entrepreneur and jack of all trades. Corey Jones of Trinity East likes to keep busy — and that’s an understatement. Jones owns the the Dock Marina restaurant, art gallery and gift shop in Trinity and the Galley restaurant in neighbouring Port Rexton. When he’s not busy running his thriving businesses, Jones is out on the water, fishing for crab and shrimp. Oh yes, let’s not forget, in his few spare minutes, he also operates a butcher shop. The sea was Corey Jones’ first love. He always wanted to be on the water. It’s in his blood.  Read the rest here 09:10

Fisherman on board F/V Miss Courtney Kim near Sanak Island, medevaced numerous injuries after a crab pot fell on him

uscg-logoJUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cold Bay conducted two medevacs, for one infant and one mariner, from King Cove to Cold Bay Tuesday morning. Read more here uscgnews  21:39

Ambitious Calif. river restoration problem plagued

What had been pitched by environmental groups as a $250 million revival now is projected to cost more than $1 billion. And government officials say the river system may never operate without human intervention and hard-to-get federal funds, even after the 2025 estimated completion date. [email protected] 08:44

Crossing the Bar: Philip E. Houle, fisherman, New Bedford

Philip E. Houle of New Bedford, a fisherman, died Monday at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. He was 53. Born in New Bedford, Mr. Houle resided in Acushnet most of his life. [email protected] 19:31