Crew of Six Missing Off Alaska

US Coast Guard Cutter
file photo

By MarEx 2017-02-12 18:00:54

Volunteers and U.S. Coast Guard cutter, plane and helicopter crews are searching for the crew of the fishing vessel Destination in the Bering Sea northwest of St. George, Alaska.

Six people were on board the 98-foot fishing boat from Seattle.
 
The vessel sent an EPIRB alert on Saturday. The EPIRB has been recovered from among a debris field containing buoys, a life ring from fishing vessel Destination and an oil sheen.

“We are saturating the area with Coast Guard and good Samaritan assets and hoping for the best,” said Chief Petty Officer Joshua Ryan, Coast Guard 17th District watchstander.

Weather on scene is reported as 25-mph winds, two to four-foot seas, air temperature of 21 degrees, sea temperature of 38 degrees and light snow.
 
Citizens of St. George are patrolling the shoreline for any signs of the crew or vessel.

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