Unalaska Department of Public Safety employees say they were either wrongfully fired or forced to quit due to harassment and bullying within the department.
The city’s economy is about 90% dependent on the harvest of snow crab, which closed for the first time in the fishery’s history in October.
Nearly 30 boats dropped their anchors or docked up in port, waiting for a better price.
The mountain is west of Adak and comprises three volcanic cones.
Heavy fog has the airport socked in — only two planes have made it in over the past six days.
Loss of snow crab and Bristol Bay red king crab harvests pose immediate hardships and raise worries about future seafood prospects.
The fishery opens on Jan. 15 at noon.
The ferry system is also seeking $46 million in federal grant money for an all-electric ferry to conduct shorter day routes.
Four Aleutian volcanoes have been under elevated alert levels for about a year. Now they’ve been joined by a fifth.
Previously, Ravn Alaska was the only airline offering regularly scheduled flights between Unalaska and Anchorage.