Coast Guard board to investigate deadly Gulf of Alaska crab boat sinking
The Coast Guard has formed a Marine Board of Investigation to determine the causes of the sinking of the Scandies Rose, a Seattle-managed crab boat that went down with five of its seven crew members on Dec. 31 in the Gulf of Alaska.
The Seattle Times reports the board will look into the sinking of the boat, which had left the port of Kodiak, Alaska, and was headed to the Bering Sea to begin winter harvests of cod and crab.
The board will try to determine the factors involved in the accident, and come up with recommendations on how to prevent them. The recommendations will be submitted to the Coast Guard commandant.