Coast Guard continues search for man overboard near Aleutian Islands

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard is continuing its search for a man reported overboard from the commercial fishing vessel Alaska Warrior in Amukta Pass 218 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

A second HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Kodiak is searching for the man. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter completed its search and is returning to Dutch Harbor.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a call at 1:15 p.m. Monday from the Alaska Warrior crew reporting a 58-year-old Japanese man fell overboard at 12:45 p.m. with no survival gear or life jacket on.

The Alaska Warrior’s crew and its sister ship, the Alaska Juris, are also actively searching for the crewmember.

Reported weather conditions in the search area are 12 mph winds with seas to six feet and overcast skies. The sea temperature during this time of year can range from the low to high 40s.

The Alaska Warrior is a 192-foot trawler homeported in Seattle. The Alaska Juris is a 218-foot trawler also homeported in Seattle. Both vessels routinely operate out of Dutch Harbor.

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