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U.S. Coast Guard District 17

After three days, the Coast Guard has called off the search for the crew of F/V Destination. 

The 98-foot crabber sent a distress signal Saturday morning, two miles northwest of St. George Island.

The vessel was on its way to fish for snow crab when it activated it's electronic position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB).

U.S. Coast Guard District 17

Three people were rescued Monday morning after their fishing vessel ran aground near Akutan Harbor.

After the U.S. Coast Guard heard reports the F/V Predator was taking on water, Petty Officer John-Paul Rios said they launched a rescue by air.

“A Coast Guard helicopter got on-scene, hoisted three individuals off the vessel, and transported them back to Akutan," said Rios. "We were told they had no kind of medical conditions.”

The fate of the vessel is less certain. Rios said the Predator ran aground hard, and it’s unclear whether it can be repaired.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Pribilof Islands that’s affecting Unalaska and the Aleutians as well.

Forecasters are predicting up to six inches of snow and north winds as high as 45 miles per hour.

They say the combined effect will produce white-out conditions and low visibility at a quarter mile or less.

U.S. Coast Guard District 17

Two days after a fishing vessel went missing in the Bering Sea, U.S. Coast Guard officials say there’s been no sign of the ship -- or the six people onboard -- since searchers found its emergency beacon Saturday afternoon.

The F/V Destination sent a distress signal Saturday morning, two miles northwest of St. George Island.

The Coast Guard has launched a  search for the 98-foot crabber, which is based in Sand Point and Seattle.

U.S. Coast Guard District 17

Twenty-eight hours after a fishing vessel went missing in the Bering Sea, U.S. Coast Guard officials say there’s been no sign of the ship -- or the six people onboard -- since searchers found its emergency beacon.

On Saturday morning, the F/V Destination sent a distress signal two miles northwest of St. George Island.

The Coast Guard launched an air search for the 99-foot steel vessel, which is based in Seattle and Sand Point.  

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