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Newport Crab Boat Crew Describes Sinking and Coast Guard Rescue

Blazer%20CrewAn oilfield worker from Oklahoma, Luke Carson had never been on a boat until he stepped aboard the F/V Blazer just before midnight on Nov. 28. Four hours later the greenhorn found himself wiggling into a survival suit and preparing to abandon ship into the dark waters of the Pacific Ocean. Read the rest here 12:46

Newport Fishermen’s Wives: Blazer sinking highlights need for Coast Guard rescue helicopter

The helicopter was dispatched before dawn on Saturday to rescue the boat’s five-person crew as the vessel sunk near Siletz Bay. If the helicopter hadn’t been available, members of the Newport Fishermen’s Wives argue, men might not have arrived home safely. Read the rest here 21:19

F/V Blazer Goes Down – Five Fishermen Safe – Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin picks 3 from the raft, 2 pulled onto Motor Life Boat

fv blazer crew 3 with rescue crew“The preparedness of the crew of Blazer was exceptional,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Blanchard, search and rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Oregon. “They recognized when they needed help and took the steps necessary to put themselves in a position where we could quickly and safely bring them home to their families. Read the rest here 12:33  An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, Ore., poses for a photo at the facility with three crew members of the fishing vessel Blazer Video 23:47