U.S. Coast Guard

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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four mariners Sunday after the commercial fishing vessel Soulmate was disabled and began drifting 57 miles west of Kodiak Island. The vessel is registered Joseph Samoilov of Homer.

The Coast Guard was contacted Saturday and stayed in contact with the crew every six hours before the Coast Guard Cutter Naushon was dispatched to the scene Sunday. The Soulmate was towed to Alitak Bay.

Weather on scene was reported as 15-mph winds and 11.5-mile visibility.

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The body of a missing Anchorage man was found Tuesday in waters near the Whittier Harbor. The Whittier Harbormaster reported Karl Stoltze, 53, overdue Saturday evening. Stoltze left the harbor earlier that day in a red 16-foot skiff to tend crab pots just north of the harbor.

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The U.S. Coast Guard called off the search for an overdue boater near Whittier Sunday evening. A boater in a red 16-foot skiff went missing near Passage Canal while tending crab pots just north of town.

 

The Whittier harbor master altered the Coast Guard of the missing boater Saturday afternoon. The harbor master told the coast guard that the boater typically returns by 1 p.m.