An unnamed 53-year old crewman disappeared from the M/V Malto Hope on Tuesday night, but he wasn’t discovered missing until Wednesday. The vessel was as close as 40 miles from Attu in the Aleutian Islands when the crewman disappeared. But the exact location of where he may have gone overboard is unknown.
Lt. Cmdr. Bernie Auth of the Coast Guard Command Center in Juneau said they dispatched a C-130 aircraft out of Kodiak to help search for the missing mariner. But the plane was only on scene for about a half-hour because of thick fog that restricted a search of the area.
Two Good Samaritan vessels also helped search the vicinity.
Auth said they issued a series of urgent marine broadcasts as the freighter continues searching for the missing man.
- Lawmakers who represent areas outside Juneau receive $295 for each day of the special session. Juneau lawmakers receive $221.25 per day.
- Sixteen veterans of the Alaska Territorial Guard will be honored at a discharge ceremony today. Four of them are from Western Alaska.
- The historic houses in Juneau and Douglas were predominately built by miners and fishermen long before today's zoning was put into place. That's prevented homeowners from restoring or rebuilding homes in these neighborhoods without running into conflict with the city's zoning laws -- a temporary fix may be on the way.
- Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young wants to know why Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan. He has co-sponsored a bill that would end funding for the war in a year, unless the president and Congress affirm the need for it.