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SEARCH ON FOR 2 CREWMEN MISSING FROM ALASKA FISHING VESSEL MISS DESTINEE

June 29 2017

The Coast Guard and nearby fishing vessels are continuing to search for two crewmen missing from the fishing vessel Miss Destinee. The incident happened about 23 miles north of Kodiak in Marmot Bay.

The Coast Guard received a mayday message on channel sixteen from a nearby vessel indicating that the 39 foot purse seine vessel Miss Destinee was in trouble. The call was received around 7:30 A.M. Thursday morning.

The master and one crewman from the Miss Destinee have been rescued, but one male and one female crewman remain missing. The master of the vessel reportedly stated his vessel had been hit by a large wave that capsized the vessel. Weather on the scene of the accident was reported as 20 mph winds with ten foot seas.
The Coast Guard is continuing to search for the missing crewmen. The details and circumstances of the sinking of the Miss Destinee are currently unknown and will be the subject of further investigation by the Coast Guard. It is not know if the Miss Destinee was engaged in hauling or setting gear at the time of the incident or whether or not the crew had time to get into survival suits.