Deck Watch prevents sea sickness

A Coast Guard small boat and crew crests a wave in extreme ocean conditions. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news across Alaska. The feature this week is an interview with Petty Officer 3rd Class Blaine Bodie, a hospital corpsman, about the causes of motion sickness and potential ways to avoid it.  U.S. Coast Guard audio by District 17 External Affairs.

To listen to Deck Watch, click here.

Read below to see what else happened across Alaska:

Feb. 25 – An Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew conducted a non-maritime medevac of a 6-year-old child with a head injury due to a fall. The girl was safely medevaced from Haines to Juneau for further medical care.

Feb. 27 – The 58-foot fishing vessel Neptune 1 went aground on the north side of Umnak Island with three people aboard. The crew donned their survival suits and swam ashore carrying their activated EPIRB and hand held VHF radio. Communications Station Kodiak and District 17 watchstanders directed the launch of an Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed in St. Paul. The good Samaritan vessel Alaskan Enterprise crew was nearby and confirmed the three were safe on shore with no injuries. The aircrew recovered the three from the beach and transported them to Dutch Harbor. All were in good condition. No pollution has been reported. The grounding is being investigated by Marine Safety Detachment Unalaska and Sector Anchorage personnel.

Feb. 29 – A 26-foot seiner became disabled in the Port of Valdez. A Station Valdez small boat crew responded and was able to tow the vessel and crew back to the Valdez Harbor.

Feb. 29 – The 117-foot fishing vessel Legacy with 30 people aboard began taking on water in Unimak Pass. The crew was able to affect repairs and secure the flooding. District 17 watchstanders kept a communications schedule with the vessel in case the crew needed Coast Guard assistance.


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