Actual Audio of the F/V Wizard Coast Guard Distress Call

With the weather as bad as it was, its surprising the fleet wasn’t in more serious trouble.  The smaller quota has allowed many boats to make early seasons of the king crab fisheries this winter.

KODIAK, Alaska – Communications Station Kodiak watchstanders receive a call for a medevac of a 28-year-old man from the 150-foot Seattle-based fishing vessel Wizard 60 miles north of Cold Bay Nov. 7, 2011. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter safely hoisted and transported the man to emergency medical personnel in Cold Bay. U.S. Coast Guard audio by Communications Station Kodiak.

via Audio of F/V Wizard radio call to Coast Guard during Bering Sea rescue | Hauling Gear Blog.

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