4 dead as ship sinks off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

A captain and three of his crew are dead and one crew member is missing after a Seattle-based fishing boat on its way to mackerel fishing grounds sank off the Aleutian Islands early Sunday morning.

Forty-two other crew members abandoned ship and were recovered safely, said Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Eric Eggen.

The Coast Guard continued searching late into the night for the missing fisherman at the site of the wreck, 120 miles west of Dutch Harbor. Dutch Harbor is 800 miles southwest of Anchorage and about 1,700 miles northwest of Seattle.

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