Coast Guard searching for man overboard near Aleutian Islands

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

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a call at 1:15 p.m. 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.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Kodiak were launched at approximately 3 p.m. The aircraft are expected on scene this evening.

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

Reported weather conditions in the area are 23 mph winds with seas to eight 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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