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This year Ravn Alaska will start flying new routes in southwest Alaska, but at this point there’s no indication they’ll add legs to Unalaska.

U.S. Coast Guard District 17

 

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man Saturday off a bulk carrier 122 miles southwest of Adak.

According to a USCG press release, crewmembers of a Jayhawk helicopter were able to lift the man from the 652-foot-carrier and transfer him to a LifeMed aircrew in Adak.

The 27-year-old was suffering from symptoms of appendicitis. At the time, the vessel Snowy was in 29 mile per hour winds and 13 foot seas.

Courtesy of Marine Exchange Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard is escorting a vessel back to Unalaska after it lost use of an engine last week.

The Resolve Pioneer was returning from Asia when it hit a snag in the western Pacific Ocean, somewhere southwest of Attu.

“We think there might be some fishing line or a net wrapped around one of the propellers,” said John O’Grady of Resolve Magone Marine, the salvage and rescue company that owns the vessel.

Courtesy of Nate Julian

PenAir has narrowed down the cause of an engine failure that forced one of airplanes to make an emergency landing in Sand Point earlier this month.

“The engine appears to have suffered from a compressor stall,” or a disruption to the turbine’s airflow, according to spokesperson Missy Roberts. 

The reason behind that disruption is still unclear.

Courtesy of National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the eastern Aleutian Islands, including Unalaska and Nikolski.

Forecasters say northwest winds will pick up Thursday around 3 a.m., blowing 50 to 70 miles per hour and gusting up to 85.

They expect the storm to taper off by about 4 p.m.

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