Sunday, April 6, 2008

Alaska Ranger Hearings

Hearings have begun regarding the F/V Alaska Ranger which sank 120 miles west of Dutch Harbor on March 23. Tragically 5 crew members lost their lives. A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter based at St. Paul Island, the C.G. Cutter Monro and the sister to the Ranger, the Alaska Warrior rescued 42 of the 47 crew members. One crew member, Byron Carrillo, was lost when he fell from the rescue basket back into the sea.

SitNews site has some details of the hearings.

According to An Unofficial Coast Guard Blog the Alaska Ranger was nicknamed the "Alaska Danger" and was formerly a "mud boat" built to service oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

1 comment:

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