A Coast Guard aircrew and two boatcrews are searching for three fishermen near the entrance to Coos Bay after finding the 38-foot fishing vessel Pacific Miner, capsized Tuesday evening on the jetty tips.
The capsized fishing vessel Pacific Miner, reportedly had three men aboard when it capsized.
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew, flying on a routine training flight, spotted the capsized fishing vessel and reported it to the Sector North Bend Command Center. Shortly after receiving the report the Coast Guard received an EPIRB transmission automatically activated when it was submerged in water. The EPIRB was registered to the fishing vessel Pacific Miner.
The Pacific Miner reportedly has approximately 300 crab on board.
The Coos Bay bar reported conditions 8 to 12-foot breaking waves with low winds and four miles visibility.
by Tom Evans, Injury at Sea. Continue Reading