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Alaska Crewman Lost Overboard From Glacier Spirit

A crewman was washed overboard and presumed drowned from the 42-foot GLACIER SPIRIT on Friday. The accident happened near Sand Point, Alaska. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were reported to be 25 mph winds with 12-foot seas. The Coast Guard unsuccessfully searched a forty square mile area for the missing crewman. Details of the accident were not available; however, this accident again reinforces the need for all deckhands to wear work vests and train regularly in man overboard procedures.