UPDATE: Alaska State Troopers say missing crew members' remains recovered

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) UPDATE:

SOURCE: MGN

Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday the remains of two missing crew members in Marmot Bay were recovered on Tuesday.

A search began last Thursday after the fishing vessel Miss Destinee capsized.

The U.S. Coast Guard located two survivors in the water, but two crew members were unaccounted for.

AST said the Miss Destinee was en route to Kodiak when a "rogue wave" hit its port side, causing it to eventually roll to the starboard side.

The survivors were in the upper wheel house of the vessel and were able to exit the boat.

Troopers said on Tuesday, a salvage company was able to right the vessel and begin de-watering procedures.

After the vessel was towed to the Kodiak Harbor, multiple agencies located and recovered the bodies of 18 year old Joshua Osborne and 22 year old Abigail Osborne, both of Wasilla.

AST said their family members have been notified.

PREVIOUS UPDATE: 12:00 p.m. (Saturday)

The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing man and woman late Friday night after their fishing vessel, Miss Destinee , capsized in Marmot Bay Thursday morning.

Search and rescue crews searched a 15-mile by 10-mile area in Marmot bay for more than 35 hours to locate the two missing persons.
The Coast guard says pararescueman conducted diving operations in the area but were unable to locate the missing persons.

"We and our fellow military partners and the good Samaritans have heavy hearts after an extensive and difficult search in Marmot Bay," said Capt. Sean Mackenzie, commander of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage.

"We conducted this search and rescue mission as if two of our own shipmates became missing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the man and woman still missing."

Salvage crews are scheduled today to recover the fishing vessel.

UPDATE: 9:00pm (Thursday)

The Coast Guard in partnership with the Alaska Air National Guard is continuing an extensive search for two people missing from the fishing vessel Miss Destinee.

The operation is currently working to remove the capsized vessel’s netting in order to confirm they are not inside the vessel.

A spokesperson from the Coast Guard says they are also attempting to salvage the vessel, meaning they will raise it from the water and bring it back to port.

The Coast Guard cutter Sherman and cutter Shandler are onsite along with a a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak boat crew, two rescue helicopters and members of the Air National Guard 212th Rescue Squadron.

"We are continuing an extensive search with air and surface search and rescue crews to locate the two missing persons from the Miss Destinee," said Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Hobbie, SAR mission controller for Sector Anchorage.

Original Story

Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan vessel crew are searching for two people reported missing from a fishing vessel that capsized in Marmot Bay, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a mayday call from the good Samaritan at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to coordinate a search for the missing boaters.

The good Samaritan crew reported rescuing the master and his crewman from the Miss Destinee, but a man and a woman were still missing at sea.

“We are conducting an extensive search with air and surface search and rescue crews in a 7.5 mile area in Marmot Bay to locate the two missing persons from the Miss Destinee,” said Lt. j.g. Travis Dopp, command duty officer for Sector Anchorage. “We welcome and commend the efforts of the good Samaritan crew for helping rescue two people an providing us vital information on the location of the missing persons.”

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews, a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak boat crew and the crew of the good Samaritan vessel are searching near the location of the Miss Destinee, 23 miles north of Air Station Kodiak.

According to the Coast Guard, weather on scene is reported to be 20-mph winds, 10-foot seas with two miles visibility and rain.



 
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