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US Coast Guard says 5 missing after crab boat sinks in Alaska

23:25  01 january  2020
23:25  01 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The Coast Guard says four crew members are dead and one missing after a Seattle-based fishing boat sank off Alaska 's Dutch Harbor. The other crew members

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Authorities said the vessel's last known position was 170 miles (274 kilometers) southwest of Air Station Kodiak.

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A Coast Guard report blames a crab boat ’s owner and captain for the worst Alaska crab - boat disaster in more than a decade. The Seattle-based vessel ‘Destination’ sank in the Bering Sea in February 2017 with six crew members on board.

On Tuesday, the Coast Guard was in the process of launching an investigation into what happened The timeline on when a final report would be issued on the sinking is unclear. Who will be on the Commercial fishing in Alaska , especially the Bering Sea crabbing industry, is much safer than it once

The Scandies Rose sank at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday with seven crew members aboard, the Coast Guard said. It received a mayday distress call and immediately commenced a rescue operation.

Helicopter and airplane crews from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak were involved in the search. A helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted two survivors from a life raft. Their condition was not immediately known.

A Coast Guard cutter was diverted from the Bering Sea and was expected to arrive on scene Wednesday evening.

"We are conducting an extensive search in a 300-square mile area to locate the five missing persons from the Scandies Rose," said Lt. Wade Arnold, command duty officer at 17th District command center.

The Coast Guard reported wind in excess of 40 miles (64 kph), 15 feet to 20 feet (4.5-6 meters) seas and one mile (1.61 kilometer) visibility.

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