June 27, 1977 The 120 foot Ahaliq sank in rough seas 118 miles SW of Dillingham in the Bering Sea. Due to the heroic action of her captain, the other four crewmembers were rescued. The skipper, David Summerfield Moon (47) of Seattle, stayed on the radio broadcasting the sinking vessel’s position and particulars till the last possible minute and was never seen again. The Ahaliq was carrying a load of logs meant to build a village.
July 10, 1977 One crewmember was lost and four were rescued from a life raft when the 134 ton steel fishing vessel Pacific Surf foundered 65 miles south of Cordova in the Gulf of Alaska. The vessel was on her maiden voyage to Alaska and was traveling between Ketchikan and Kodiak. After abandoning ship, Ole Hansen of Edmonds, Washington died of a heart attack in the life raft. The 894 foot supertanker Overseas Chicago took eight miles to stop when they spotted the four remaining members of the Pacific Surf.
August 2, 1977 Three people were lost when an unnamed small boat went missing in Resurrection Bay.
October 13, 1977 An unnamed small boat swamped in Big John Bay and two teenage boys were lost.
October 22, 1977 Remains of the 34 foot fishing vessel UF 22 were found by the fishing vessel Columbia near the south end of Kodiak Island on Aiaktalik Beach March 2, 1978. No sign of the two persons aboard, last seen in October of 1977, was found. The UF22 was owned by brothers Charles and R L Taylor.
October 26, 1977 The fishing vessel Eagle sank near Dundas Bay in Icy Strait with the loss of one of her two crewmembers. The other floated in a survival suit for 8 to 10 hours and then wandered on the beach for 60 miles before she was rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.
December 1, 1977 A teenager, Daniel Pederson, was lost when the unnamed small boat he was driving disappeared between Chignik Lake Village and Sand Point.