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NTSB: Freezing spray probably sank Seattle-based crab boat

by The Masthead | News & Blog on 07/14/18

The 2017 loss of the Destination generated shock and grief in a crab fleet that had improved safety.  Source: Hearld.net

SEATTLE — Ice accumulating on the Seattle-based crab boat the Destination undermined the vessel’s stability and probably led to its sinking this past year and the loss of its six crew members, a National Transportation Safety Board report found.

The Feb. 11, 2017, sinking, the worst Bering Sea crab boat disaster in more than a decade, likely happened quickly. There was no Mayday distress call that might have given a clue as to what was going wrong just off the Pribilof island of St. George as the Destination crew carried a load of steel-framed pots for the start of the snow-crab season. More details here...

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