According to Captain Elliott Neese’s Facebook page, he rescued six crew-members from a sinking crab boat near Unalaska. Everyone is safe. Everyone knows that the captains on the "Deadliest Catch" risk their lives as they go out fishing for crab. Such was the fate of the F/V Arctic Hunter as it run aground near Unalaska. The 93-foot Arctic Hunter wrecked at around 3:45 a.m. early Friday morning. It was just leaving port when it run aground and crashed into the rocks.
The Arctic Hunter has 12,000 gallons of fuel and hydraulic oil on board. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed that oil is leaking into the water. Cleanup is postponed until the weather settles down. Right now, the winds are gusting at 65 mph.
Dan Magone, of Resolve-Magone Marine Services, is worried that the boat will break up if they don’t do anything about it. KUCB reports, Dan said, "We have to stay right on it, so we can get the fuel out before it does break up."
The captain put out the distress call and several boats responded. The boat who got in there to pick up the skipper and crew was the Saga. An investigation as to why the boat ran aground is underway. The captain was given a field sobriety test, which he passed.
No injuries were reported. According to reports, the Arctic Hunter is partially submerged near the cliffs of Morris Cove. It is no longer on the rocks.