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42' power troller F/V Spanker overdue, heading to Coronation Island or Sitka

Update: According to a reply on the FB thread at approx 11am the F/V Spanker was found anchored up.

SITKA MOUNTAIN RESCUE Facebook 13 hrs ago

SMR MEMBERS and Sitka, Kake Fisherman. A 42 foot white power troller by the name of the Spanker with Don Yates as captain, is overdue from Kake to either Coronation Island or Sitka. It left Kake (people in Facebook thread say Klawock) 4 days ago and was last seen at 11 miles out of Kake. It had lost it's running lights and hasn't been seen since. The owner has failed to return any VHF calls, does not have a cell phone and has a medical history of seizures and possibly has run out of seizure meds by now. IF you have any information or have seen this boat please call Myrna Yates at 907-306-3969 or the Alaska State Troopers at 907-225-5118. Please share this information with all your friends. We will hopefully have a picture of the boat to post soon. >

Update. Photo of boat