United States Coast Guard

TACOMA FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

A 233-foot floating processor owned by Trident Seafoods caught fire shortly before midnight Wednesday. The processor, Aleutian Falcon, was docked at the Port of Tacoma, Washington. 

Trident has said the vessel is a total loss, according to multiple news outlets. 

Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard

Near the base of Mount Newhall in Unalaska, among several weathered Russian Orthodox crosses, a tall stone marks the grave of seaman Charles Moulthrope. 

Moulthrope was buried in Unalaska in 1896, at the age of 23, after he died during service in nearby waters. But 125 years later, his name lives on, as a recently commissioned U.S. Coast Guard cutter now carries the name Charles Moulthrope. 

 

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The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing person believed to have fallen into the water near Dutch Harbor on Thursday.

 

Still missing is 33-year-old fisherman Steven Mencer, last seen wearing a neon green pullover rain jacket with orange and black pants.

 

Coast Guard boat and aircrews searched a total of 63 square miles for Mencer over approximately 7.4 hours.

 

Powerless Container Ship Towed To Unalaska

Jul 18, 2017
United States Coast Guard

A federal response team prevented a Danish container ship from running aground Saturday.

The U.S. Coast Guard reports the 872-foot Laura Maersk lost power 7 miles north of Akutan and began drifting toward the coast.

The response team including the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midget, a Coast Guard chopper, and three local tugboats, stopped the container ship 5.5 miles from shore. The tug Gretchen Dunlap towed the ship back to Unalaska.