It’s about eleven-thirty, most of the ship has turned in. I’m brushing my teeth and Engineer Officer Lt. Tony Erickson knocks on the door to tell me we have a SAR case. I shoot up to the bridge. A fisherman on a longliner about 25 miles away has got a fishhook through his eye. His skipper is on the VHF with the Ops officer. He sounds tense but in control. He says they’re not set up for a hoist by helo, he’s got two masts and a guy wire running from bow to mast to mast to stern down the centerline of his ship.
Dana Stabenow. Alaska Traveler (Kindle Locations 2778-2783). Gere Donovan Press.
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