The system was developed after the freighter Selendang Ayu lost power and grounded off of Unalaska Island in Dec. 2004. Six crewmembers were killed when the ship broke in half and spilled oil and its soybean cargo along the shoreline.
Freighter crew searching for missing crewmember
53-year old man disappeared from M/V Malto Hope in North Pacific
Injured freighter crew rescued by Coast Guard
Three men hurt when bulk carrier Copacabana ran into rough North Pacific seas
Injured crewman hoisted off freighter
Second long-distance medevac involving multiple Coast Guard aircraft within the last month
Coast Guard rescues injured freighter crewman off Adak
21-year old Italian man suffered serious injuries
Search started for missing freighter crewman
Unidentified Indian national reported missing in waters north of Kiska
Rescuers busy in Juneau, North Pacific
A Juneau rafter, a North Pacific freighter crewman, and kayakers stranded on the Copper River all needed help.