Three Catcher/Processor Crew Cited for Assaulting Fellow Crewmember in Bering Sea

The catcher/processor Katie Ann fishing off-shore.

The catcher/processor Katie Ann fishing off-shore.

Citations have been issued, and an investigation initiated into an assault incident aboard a fishing vessel near St. Paul that occurred on Tuesday.

Alaska Wildlife Officers issued citations to three crewmembers aboard the F/V Katie Ann, fishing in the in the Bering Sea. 20-year-old Tyler Wootan, 20-year-old Douglas Moimoi, and 18-year-old Sunia Moimoi were cited for assaulting and punching a fellow crewmember while out on the boat commercial fishing near the remote port island of St. Paul.

These citations followed a similar citation on 36-year-old Toumante Dia, that was issued for a Monday assault aboard the vessel. That citation was for also assaulting a fellow crewmember.

The F/V Katie Ann is a 295-foot catcher/processor fishing for American Seafoods in the Bering Sea.

The three suspects are scheduled to be arraigned in Unalaska court on November 3rd, 2015 at 1:10 pm.