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The exams are meant to address safety issues that may be present before the season gets underway. 

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No injuries were reported, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which is investigating the situation.

U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard will have a larger law enforcement presence in the bay this year. They will also practice social distancing and other protective measures while conducting vessel exmaniations.

How to avoid a Coast Guard ticket this season

Jun 5, 2018
Austin Fast / KDLG

Fishing fatalities in Alaska have decreased dramatically since the early 1990s, with federal statistics showing an average of nine deaths a year since 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to push those numbers even lower this summer with its annual dockside exams.

Dozens rescued from down factory trawler

Jul 27, 2016

The Coast Guard and two Good Samaritan vessels rescued 46 people from a vessel that went down in the Aleutians yesterday.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 8, 2015

Jun 8, 2015
Matt Martin/KDLG

Tonight we take a look at the sockeye salmon market with analyst Andy Wink.

Alaska Department of Natural Resources

  The remains found in September by a Kodiak Island Trails Network volunteer have been identified by the State’s Medical Examiner as those of Francois Guenot, a French adventurer who disappeared in May.  Five months ago Alaska State Troopers in King Salmon were notified by US Park Rangers in Katmai of a damaged kayak and backpacks that washed up on shore five miles north of Swikshak Lagoon. 

Coast Guard Opens FOL in Cold Bay

Oct 21, 2014
Weather Channel

The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews opened a seasonal forward operating location in Cold Bay on Sunday. The Coast Guard aircrews transferred equipment to Cold Bay to reduce response time to Bristol Bay, the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands. 

Petty Officer Kelly Parker says the Coast Guard picks forward operating locations based on how busy it is in the area.

“A lot of activity going on, whether it’s fishing, so our response time can be quicker if there’s any mariners in distress.”

An Alaska man is deceased, and a Washington teenager is missing after their boat overturned in Bristol Bay during rough weather on Sunday. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has the details.

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The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to get Bristol Bay fishermen ready for a safe season by offering free fishing vessel safety inspections through next week. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

The U.S. Coast Guard is sending safety inspectors to the Bristol Bay region this month in advance of fishermen putting their vessels in the water. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Another Coast Guard Medevac in the Bering Sea

Feb 16, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard’s forward deployed Jayhawk helicopter crew in Cold Bay successfully medevac’d an injured crewman from a vessel in the Bering Sea Sunday morning. The 30-year old crewman aboard the 680-foot processing vessel Ocean Phoenix suffered an eye injury and needed medical attention.

Coast Guard Rescues Ailing Fishermen

Oct 14, 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a fishermen from the 210-foot fishing vessel Alaska Juris near Cold Bay on Sunday. A Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed in Cold Bay met the Alaska Juris about 110 miles north of Cold Bay and hoisted the fishermen aboard. The unnamed man was apparently suffering from a hernia and was taken to Cold Bay for medical care.

An injured crewman was successfully medevaced Monday from the bulk carrier Anne Mette in the Bering Sea. A Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak met the Anne Mette about 200 miles southwest of Adak and hoisted the injured crewman aboard.

Coast Guard Inspectors Arrive in Bristol Bay

Jun 11, 2013

The Bristol Bay sockeye fishery is about to get started in a big way in the next couple of weeks as fishermen get their boats in the water. As KDLG’s Mike Mason reports… the Coast Guard wants to take a look at your vessel to make sure it’s ready.