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F/V Destination Memorial Fund

The U.S. Coast Guard has called on its most rigorous investigators after a crabbing vessel and its six crew members went missing in the Bering Sea earlier this month.

A three-day search revealed no sign of the F/V Destination, apart from a floating tangle of debris.

That’s why the Coast Guard has convened the Marine Board of Investigation.

Newscast: 02/23/17

Feb 23, 2017

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says it’s too early to judge the Trump presidency; commercial long line fishermen are waiting to hear when the season will open for halibut and black cod; and it’s been 70 years since the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened Mt. Edgecumbe High School.

Newscast: 02/22/17

Feb 22, 2017

The Fishing Company of Alaska has been bought out after more than 30 years in the seafood industry; Unalaska’s Magistrate Judge has been appointed the new Superior Court Judge for Dillingham; and Alaska has one of the largest wage gaps between men and women in the country. 

U.S. Coast Guard District 17

After more than 30 years in the seafood industry, the Fishing Company of Alaska (FCA) was bought out last month, ending its long and often difficult presence at the Port of Dutch Harbor.

The company is still under investigation, though, after one of its vessels sank off the Aleutian Islands last summer.

Lt. James Daugherty said the U.S. Coast Guard's probe has gone on, regardless of the sale.  

Newscast: 02/21/17

Feb 21, 2017

Bogoslof Volcano has settled down after five eruptions over the long weekend; former Unalaska mayor Shirley Marquardt has been appointed state director of boards and commissions; and the Raiders capped off their road trip with a win. 

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