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Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Cold Bay, Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cold Bay, Alaska, medevaced a man Wednesday from the 154 -foot fishing vessel Defender 260 miles north of Cold Bay. The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man at 10:45 a.m. and safely transported him to St. Paul where he was transferred to commercial medical services. He was later transported to Anchorage, Alaska, for further medical care. click here to read press release 11:27

Jensen provides engineering for fishing vessel conversion

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, provided engineering services including structural and mechanical work for the conversion of a 170-foot long, 40-foot wide, fishing vessel for Global Seas LLC by shipbuilder Patti Marine Enterprises Inc., Pensacola, FL. The vessel, Western Venture, now named Defender, underwent significant conversion to make her the first fish pumping vessel in the Global Seas fleet. Because the vessel was being converted from fishing work on the East Coast (herring and mackerel) to West Coast fishing (pollock), a new fish pumping system was installed on the stern and a new full forward sheltered fish distribution room was constructed for protection during the fish sorting process. Read the rest here 17:58

Coast Guard in Southeastern New England, local partners, good Sam save 5 lives in 3 separate incidents

300x450_q95The Coast Guard, partner agencies, and a good Samaritan teamed up to respond to three separate Southeastern New England maritime emergencies since Thursday evening. At about 4:30 a.m. Friday, the captain aboard the fishing boat Sasha Lee used a VHF-FM radio to contact watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England and relay they were taking on water 11 miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard and had four people aboard.,, At about 5 a.m. Friday, a crewman aboard the 57-foot fishing boat Defender Read the post here  18:20