Tender capsizes near Clark's Point

Jul 25, 2018

The United States Coast Guard recieved a report this morning: The F/V Pacific Knight, a 58-foot seiner and long liner operating as tender in Bristol Bay, capsized near Clark's Point. One person is missing.

The F/V Pacific Knight takes a sockeye delivery earlier this summer.
Credit Bruce Ilutsik

At 7:45 a.m., the United States Coast Guard received a report that the F/V Pacific Knight capsized near Clark’s Point. The Petersburg-based seiner and long liner has been operating as a tender in Bristol Bay during the summer sockeye fishing season.

The good samaritan vessel Amanda C rescued two of the people who were on board the Pacific Knight from the water. Troopers identified them as Jeb Phillips, a 31-year-old from Petersburg and a teenage boy.

A third person, 59-year-old John Phillips from Juneau, is still missing.

A MH60 helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak is on scene searching for him. A local rescue effort is underway as well. According to troopers, next of kin is aware of the situation.

This story is developing and KDLG will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.

Contact the author at avery@kdlg.org or 907-842-5281.

KFSK's Joe Viechnicki contributed to this report.

(updated at 4:30 p.m. July 25, 2018)

View of Nushagak Bay from the Dillingham boat harbor, facing Clark's Point on the morning of July 25, 2018
Credit Austin Fast/KDLG