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46 Abandon Ship Near Adak

18 hours ago
U.S. Coast Guard

 

The Coast Guard is responding this evening to a fishing vessel down in the Aleutians. Petty Officer Lauren Steinson says the Coast Guard received an electronic alert from the Fishing Vessel Alaska Juris saying it was taking on water.

 

“They reported that they were taking on water and were about to abandon ship and all 46 people were able to get on survival suits and make it into three life rafts,” Steinson said.

A good Samaritan vessel was on the scene by late afternoon.

 

Laura Kraegel

The Annual Ballyhoo Mountain Run took place on Saturday. In beautiful sunny weather, 34 racers conquered the 1,600 ft. summit. 

This year, Beatriz Dietrick broke the women’s record with a time of 31:35. The previous women’s record holder was Chris Craemer, with a time of 34:52 in 2008.

The medalists are:

Adult Men

1st place: Jack Olson

2nd place: Evan Hager

3rd place: Andres Ayures

Adult Women

1st place: Beatriz Dietrick

2nd place: Kat Phillips

3rd place: Patti Haase

Laura Kraegel

With the clinic's leader stepping down soon, Iliuliuk Family Health Services has named an interim executive director: longtime board member Michelle Cochran.

Cochran will take over for outgoing director Eileen Conlon Scott, who resigned last month for personal reasons.

In the search for Scott's temporary replacement, the clinic's board of directors considered candidates across Alaska.

Newscast: 07/26/16

22 hours ago

Iliuliuk Family Health Services has named an interim executive director; a closer look at Alaska's state spending; and Alaska's cruise industry is on track to hit the million-passenger mark this year. 

Newscast: 07/25/16

Jul 25, 2016

Unalaska's herring fishery is on hold because no one can find the fish; a family of Swiss sailors cruises the Aleutian chain; and a closer look at the fish counting towers that decide when fisheries open and close. 

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