The Coast Guard hoisted a 43-year-old crewman with multiple injuries off the F/V Alaska Juris Friday afternoon. According to the Coast Guard, the crewman had been struck in the head with a box of frozen fish.
The 238-foot catcher-processor was about 200 miles southeast of Unalaska when the incident occurred, and repositioned to the north in order to rendezvous with a Coast Guard helicopter from the cutter Boutwell. The patient was hoisted from the Alaska Juris, and transported to Unalaska for further medical care.
There’s no word on his condition.
This is the third time in the last year and a half that the Coast Guard has responded to an injury or death aboard the Alaska Juris. Fishing Company of Alaska owns the vessel. They couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. The Coast Guard says the incidents don’t appear to be linked, and they’re not investigating the vessel.