Cable snaps, injures commercial fisherman



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 47-year-old fisherman is being treated for a head injury suffered Monday when a cable snapped aboard a trawler and struck him.

Franz Dalquen is the second fisherman to be hit by a cable within five days. Twenty-five-year-old Andrew Fotu of Seattle died Thursday on the Alaska Juris about 225 miles southwest of Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands.

The crew of the 376-foot Alaska Ocean called the Coast Guard on Monday from the Bering Sea reporting Dalquen had been hit. The trawler is owned by Glacier Fish Co. of Seattle.

The injury knocked out Dalquen for five minutes. Petty Officer Sean Terry tells the Anchorage Daily News ( that Dalquen’s head was severely swollen.

The Coast Guard flew Dalquen to Cold Bay. He was transported by air ambulance to Anchorage.