Coast Guard escorting damaged Kodiak-based fishing vessel

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard Guard Cutter Sherman is escorting the fishing vessel Alaskan Leader after the vessel toward Dutch Harbor sustained fire damage Friday. The Coast Guard Communication Station in Kodiak received notification of a fire in the engine room aboard the 137-foot Alaskan Leader at 9:45 p.m. Thursday. The vessel was 103 miles northwest of Unimak Pass in the Bering Sea. The Coast...

Coast Guard conducts medevac off St. Paul Island

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft crews conducted a medevac of a fisherman from the 150-foot fishing vessel Alaskan Leader 265 miles northwest of St. Paul Island Thursday about 11:50 a.m.