Hope McKenney, KUCB - Unalaska
The Pribilof Island community of St. Paul was under a fuel ration for the last month and a half after the fuel barge repeatedly canceled its delivery.
U.S. Seafoods apologizes to Unalaska after COVID-positive crew caused widespread exposure at local bar
A Seattle seafood company has issued an apology to Unalaska after crewmembers from one of its vessels at port in the island community breached isolation protocols to visit a crowded local bar last weekend.
Bering Sea fishermen likely had COVID-19 and still went to Unalaska bar. Now, locals have to quarantine.
The fishermen came from a vessel where COVID-19 cases were suspected, but still visited Unalaska's popular Norwegian Rat Saloon during Saturday's margarita and taco night.
About 60% of the eligible residents of the Pribilof Island community have been vaccinated.
A group of Bering Sea crabbers say the pandemic has slowed their fishing season, and they want more time to catch their quota before the state shuts down their season next week.
The Bering Sea island community of St. Paul has been expecting a fuel barge for two months, but it hasn't showed, forcing the town into a fuel ration.
Nearly half of Trident's 700-person workforce ultimately tested positive for the virus, company officials said Monday.
A two-week federal inquiry into the fatal sinking of the F/V Scandies Rose — lost on New Year's Eve 2019 west of Kodiak Island — will open on Monday in Seattle.
Unalaska's largest fish processing plant reopened Monday after a COVID-19 outbreak forced it to shut down for almost a month.
COVID-19 has hit another processing plant operated by fishing giant Trident Seafoods — this time aboard one of the corporation's massive factory trawlers, the Island Enterprise.
At least 15 people considered at "high-risk" from COVID-19 are being moved by ship to Unalaska, state health officials said. Two more were evacuated to an Anchorage hospital.
A second seafood processing plant in the Aleutian Islands has been hit with COVID-19 infections as the busy winter pollock fishing season is set to kick off.
UniSea is one of the largest seafood plants in the world.
Unalaska's city-run facilities — including the public library and swimming pool — will temporarily close beginning Friday.
The nation’s sole heavy icebreaker arrived in the Aleutian Islands this week for the first time since 2013.
COVID-19 has locked down the westernmost community in the U.S. after a visitor tested positive on arrival on Saturday. It's the first confirmed case in the community of about 100 people, according to Adak City Manager Layton Lockett.
While wrapping up their season fishing for Pacific Ocean perch in the Bering Sea, nearly the entire crew of a United States Seafoods trawler tested positive for COVID-19.
City officials confirmed two new COVID-19 cases through community spread on Monday, and said there’s “potential widespread exposure” to the virus in the community.
AFter at least 10 of Cold Bay's 50 residents tested positive, the DOT cancelled commercial air flights to the village, the first closure of this kind during the pandemic at any State of Alaska airport.