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The Coast Guard announced a formal marine casualty investigation into the marine casualty of the fishing vessel Mary B II which capsized off Newport, Oregon, January 9, 2019, resulting in the loss of three lives and loss of the vessel.

The crew of the 42-foot fishing vessel Mary B II were attempting to cross the Yaquina Bay Bar when the vessel capsized with all three crewmembers on board. All three crewmembers perished.

The marine casualty investigation will be led by Cmdr. Karen Denny, the executive officer of Marine Safety Unit Portland. Denny, who has served in the Coast Guard for 18 years, has extensive experience in commercial fishing vessel safety and marine casualty investigations. Denny will issue a report of investigation with collected evidence, established facts and conclusions with safety recommendations.

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The commercial fishing vessel Mary B II, capsized leading to the deaths of three fishermen at the entrance of Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon, Tuesday night.

Inbound over the Yaquina Bay Bar the 42-foot vessel Mary B II, which had been crabbing for three days, capsized without warning tossing two of the fishermen overboard with reported waves of 14 to 16 feet with occasional waves of 20 feet.

Prior to the Mary B II capsizing its crew requested a Coast Guard escort across the Yaquina Bay Bar. A Station Yaquina Bay boat crew aboard the 52-foot Motor Life Boat Victory went out to meet the Mary B II. At 10:08 p.m., the vessel capsized while under its own power with the Victory’s crew near by. The Victory’s crew immediately began searching for the fishermen, and called for more support leading to another boat crew launching aboard a 47-foot MLB and an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Facility Newport arriving on scene.

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A Crewman from the Fishing Vessel Juda Lee went overboard about seven miles west of Nome, on Friday. With no life jacket, he was last seen sinking below the water surface by crew aboard his vessel. The Coast Guard at last report is searching for the man.

Several Coast Guard helicopters, including from Kotzebue, have been engage in the search for the man who reportedly had no life jacket approximately 7 miles west of Nome.

Alaska State Troopers reported that the man fell overboard, and that the Juda Lee crew’s attempts to recover him were not successful.

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A 64-year-old crewman aboard the fishing vessel Arctic Storm was severely injured when hit in the face by the hook of crane.

The Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured crewman from the commercial fishing vessel Arctic Storm, 25 miles west of Brookings, Oregon, Monday morning, and transported him to shore for further medical care.

Coast Guard was notified of the injured man from a crewmember aboard the Arctic Storm at 9:55 a.m. The man reportedly suffering blunt force trauma to the face from a loose crane hook.

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The Coast Guard is investigating the circumstances of the Seattle crewman missing from a fishing boat in the Bering Sea near St. Matthew Island in Alaska.

The Seattle Times reports the seaman was last seen Thursday on the Seattle-based Clipper Seafoods vessel, which was fishing, processing and freezing Alaska cod.

The Coast Guard searched for 24 hours but suspended the search Friday afternoon. At the time the water was about 50 degrees and winds were 15 miles per hour.

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Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessels have suspended the search for the missing crewman from the F/V Clipper Epic.

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The Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessels are searching for a man last seen aboard the F/V Clipper Epic north of St. Matthew Island Thursday.

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The Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessels are searching for a man last seen aboard the F/V Clipper Epic north of St. Matthew Island Thursday.

Coast Guard from Kotzebue are searching for the crewman along with the crew of fishing vessels Clipper Epic, Frontier Spirit and Frontier Mariner. The crewman was initially reported missing by the master of the 162-foot fishing vessel Clipper Epic at about 12:40 p.m., approximately 60 miles north of St. Matthew Island in the Bering Sea.

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Friday evening a Crew member aboard the Ever Living suffered burns while working on the ship’s incinerator.

A Coast Guard helicopter medevaced a 28-year-old crew member from the 1,099-foot bulk carrier Ever Living 57 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Saturday, to awaiting LifeMed personnel in Dutch Harbor for further care and transport to Anchorage.

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A 48 year old crewmember having likely suffered a stroke was transported from the 590-foot bulk carrier DL Lavender 92 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Tuesday.

The Coast Guard helicopter aircrew hoisted and transported a 48-year-old crew member from the DL Lavender to awaiting LifeMed personnel in Dutch Harbor for further care and transport to Anchorage.

To achieve this long distance medevac the DL Lavender master was instructed to transit toward Dutch Harbor to reduce the distance. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew delivered a Kodiak-based rescue swimmer Monday evening to an awaiting Dolphin helicopter aircrew in Dutch Harbor. Additionally, an MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew was on stand-by in Cold Bay with a second HC-130 aircrew launched to provide communications coverage during the medevac.