Coast Guard searching for fishing boat off Alaska with 6 on board

The U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska is searching for a fishing boat with six people on board missing in the Bering Sea. Ships and aircraft are looking for the 98-foot-long F/V Destination, according to a news release from the agency on Sunday afternoon. The boat is owned by a company based in Seattle, Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson said.

Brent Paine, executive director of the Seattle-based United Catcher Boats, said there are two vessels that fish off Alaska called the F/V Destination. One of them is a trawler that belongs to his association, and is not the one that went missing. Paine said the other vessel – the target of the Coast Guard search – is a smaller vessel that has harvested crab. That vessel had been moored in Sand Point, Alaska, he said.

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