Emergency Beacon Sparks Search For Fishing Vessel Near St. George Island

Searchers have found the emergency beacon of a commercial fishing vessel that went missing Saturday morning in the Bering Sea. U.S. Coast Guard officials say the F/V Destination activated its electronic position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) two miles northwest of St. George Island.

The Coast Guard launched an air search at 10:13 a.m. and has since found the EPIRB at sea “among a debris field containing buoys, a life ring from the Destination, and an oil sheen.” Records show there are two commercial fishing vessels named the Destination with home ports in the Aleutian Islands. One is currently docked in Unalaska, which suggests the Coast Guard is searching for a 99-foot steel ship hailing from Sand Point. Its vessel registration shows the Destination was built in 1981.

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