The Coast Guard says an injured Filipino freighter crewman has been safely transported to an Anchorage hospital for medical treatment.
Two C-130 aircraft and two H-60 helicopters, along with spare flight crews, flew out to Adak on Monday in preparation for a rendezvous with the freighter.
The 606-foot Anne Mette Bulker, flagged in the United Kingdom, reported that the 22-year old man was severely injured from a fall. The freighter — which was heading west from the continental United States to China — had to turn back east to get close to Adak so that one of the helicopters could fly out and hoist the man aboard. After the crewman was flown back to Adak, he was transported to Anchorage aboard one of the C-130s.
The two Coast Guard helicopters were expected to fly back to home base in Cold Bay and Kodiak on Tuesday.
|© Kyle Stubbs|
- Alaska Airlines pilots have reached a breaking point in negotiations with the company, and now have plans to picket outside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The pilots plan to picket starting at 1 p.m. Monday outside the airport in Anchorage.
- Jenkins was taking a practice run through the class four rapids when a bystander filming the event, noticed another participant, Daniel Hartung, 64, of Indian Valley, flipped out of his kayak and became pinned under a log.
- The Tazlina is the first of two new Alaska Class ferries that the Ketchikan Vigor Alaska shipyard is building for the state. Its two halves are complete and welded together, and shipyard workers are busy getting interior spaces done.
- The Alaska Marine Highway is taking reservations for October through April sailings. The schedule changed so the Matanuska can get new engines.