Four Dead After Ship Sinks off Alaska’s Dutch Harbor

Juneau, Alaska – Four crew members were confirmed dead after a ship sank off Alaska’s Dutch Harbor, the Coast Guard said on Sunday.

The Seattle-based fishing boat began sinking off Alaska’s Dutch Harbor early Sunday morning, prompting 43 other crew members to abandon the ship, said Coast Guard Lt. Eric Eggan.

The 43 crew members who abandoned ship have been recovered safely, said Eggan.

The 180-foot Alaska Ranger began taking on water shortly before3 a.m. after losing control of its rudder 120 miles (192 kilometers) west of Dutch Harbor, according to Eggan.

The rescued crew members were heading to Dutch Harbor, accompanied by the Coast Guard Cutter Munro and a sister ship of the Alaska Ranger, Eggan said.

He said investigators were probing how and when the four died. The identities of the dead also remained unknown.

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  1. Peggy Wandell says:

    GOD BLESS ALL THE CREW!!!!! ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS!!!!!! FROM A COAST GUARD MOM!!!!!!