A crewman went missing from the fishing vessel Stormie B. The crew member was in an inflatable boat powered by two oars and was wearing a survival suit with a strobe. The Coast Guard was able to find him, deploy a rescue swimmer, hoist the crewman and safely transport him to the local cannery near Lazy Bay in Kodiak, Alaska.
The call for help came from the master of the fishing vessel Stormie B at 12:36 a.m., who notified the Coast guard of an overdue crewmember. The crew of the Stormie B reportedly spent two hours searching, but were unable to find the missing man. Sector watch standers directed the launch of an aircrew from Air Station Kodiak and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Naushon. The aircrew was able to locate the overdue crewmember, who was wearing a survival suit with a strobe light activated, which possibly saved his life.
This man was saved. He could have died. Maritime injury attorneys can determine when and how much compensation might be due in case of injury or death due to improper equipment, failure to follow safety procedures, and/or failure to meet safety regulations.