Friday, October 14, 2011

Factory trawler needs a tow in Bering Sea

A tug was dispatched from Dutch Harbor today to assist the factory trawler Alaska Victory, which was reported adrift due to a "mechanical failure," a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

The trawler, part of the Fishing Company of Alaska fleet, was located about 19 nautical miles west of Akutan.

It was drifting at only a knot to a knot and a half, and was not in any danger, said Coast Guard Petty Officer David Mosley.

The Coast Guard was notified of the situation shortly before noon.

A Magone Marine tug was on the way to retrieve the Alaska Victory, which is more than 200 feet long and has a crew of 48.


Anonymous said...

Here's a recommendation: After safely removing all crew), scuttle the FCA fleet along with the rogue, rat-infested driftnet vessel. That would go a long way to cleaning up the north pacific fisheries.

Anonymous said...

48 lucky working crew members have a job while the Norton Sound CDQ invests millions into the Trawl fishery leaving thousands of stakeholders crying for salmon on the beaches of their once sustainable salmon streams.

Anonymous said...

leave it out there. sink the fucker. one less dragger raping the ocean floor