June 27, 1977 The 187 ton 100 foot steel oil screw tug/barge Ahaliq foundered in rough seas June 29, 1977 in Bristol Bay, 118 miles southwest of Dillingham. She was carrying materials and equipment to build a sewage treatment plant for the village of Kwigillingok when she began taking on water. Because of low freeboard, some of her deck cargo became buoyant in heavy weather and caused damage to the deck allowing water to flood her tanks. The vessel’s captain, David Summerfield Moon (43) of Seattle, was lost with the ship. Four other crewmen boarded a lifeboat and were rescued four days later. Their raft was spotted by a U S Coast Guard C-130 and crewmembers Daniel Adams, Tim Jenkins, Raymond Sharp and Gary Sherman were picked up by the Coast Guard cutter Boutwell.
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. Rick Nelson of Petersburg, owner of the Eagle was missing and presumed drowned. Nancy Zaid 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 Pedersen, was lost when the unnamed small boat he was driving disappeared between Chignik Lake Village and Sand Point.December 19, 1977 Long time fisherman and ship pilot captain Jack W. Hopkins of Seldovia was lost along with pilot Gary Terry of Homer when their helicopter crashed seven miles southwest of Anchor Point on the way out to the Totem Ocean Trailer Express ship Greatland.