Ambulances Respond to Two Fishing Vessels

Tuesday, January 29 2013

Unalaska’s emergency responders had their hands full Monday afternoon when two fishing vessels at opposite sides of the island reported injuries.

Fire chief Abner Hoage says the F/V American Dynasty was pulling into port at the Kloosterboer cold storage dock around 3 pm when the boat suddenly listed to the side. A few crew members lost their footing and fell. Hoage says the vessel's medical staff called Unalaska EMS to pick up one crew member.

While that call was still underway, another ambulance traveled to the Carl E. Moses small boat harbor to meet the F/V U.S. Intrepid. The vessel pulled in from Captains Bay when a crew member reported a head injury, caused by a falling box.

Hoage says both people had been medevacked by Monday evening.

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