Hope McKenney, KUCB - Unalaska
The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man Tuesday night from a fishing boat approximately 200 miles southwest of Unalaska. He was seriously injured after pinned by a crab pot.
A city official says the island’s high vaccination rate and strict protocols, like mandatory testing, have kept the virus from spreading.
City Manager Layton Lockett said the city has nine new cases of the virus — all of them visitors to the remote island. It's the first time the virus has reached the community of roughly 100 people since they recorded their first case last December.
In 55 years, there have been just two other closures: once in the 1980s and again in the 1990s.
But while the number of fish landed in Dutch Harbor is far greater than any other port in the country, the Aleutian community remains in third place in terms of dollar value — topped by New Bedford, Mass., in first place and Naknek in second.
Megan Dean demonstrates how to rescue an eagle at the Museum of the Aleutians store. (Hope McKenney/KUCB) There's a new bald eagle wrangler in Unalaska. That's right: The island has volunteers who, under a U.S. Fish...
The Pribilof Island community of St. Paul was under a fuel ration for the last month and a half after the fuel barge repeatedly canceled its delivery.
U.S. Seafoods apologizes to Unalaska after COVID-positive crew caused widespread exposure at local bar
A Seattle seafood company has issued an apology to Unalaska after crewmembers from one of its vessels at port in the island community breached isolation protocols to visit a crowded local bar last weekend.
Bering Sea fishermen likely had COVID-19 and still went to Unalaska bar. Now, locals have to quarantine.
The fishermen came from a vessel where COVID-19 cases were suspected, but still visited Unalaska's popular Norwegian Rat Saloon during Saturday's margarita and taco night.
About 60% of the eligible residents of the Pribilof Island community have been vaccinated.
A group of Bering Sea crabbers say the pandemic has slowed their fishing season, and they want more time to catch their quota before the state shuts down their season next week.
The Bering Sea island community of St. Paul has been expecting a fuel barge for two months, but it hasn't showed, forcing the town into a fuel ration.
Nearly half of Trident's 700-person workforce ultimately tested positive for the virus, company officials said Monday.
A two-week federal inquiry into the fatal sinking of the F/V Scandies Rose — lost on New Year's Eve 2019 west of Kodiak Island — will open on Monday in Seattle.
Unalaska's largest fish processing plant reopened Monday after a COVID-19 outbreak forced it to shut down for almost a month.
COVID-19 has hit another processing plant operated by fishing giant Trident Seafoods — this time aboard one of the corporation's massive factory trawlers, the Island Enterprise.
At least 15 people considered at "high-risk" from COVID-19 are being moved by ship to Unalaska, state health officials said. Two more were evacuated to an Anchorage hospital.
A second seafood processing plant in the Aleutian Islands has been hit with COVID-19 infections as the busy winter pollock fishing season is set to kick off.
UniSea is one of the largest seafood plants in the world.
Unalaska's city-run facilities — including the public library and swimming pool — will temporarily close beginning Friday.