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Coast Guard seeking more info on fatal capsizing


The Mary B II later ran aground on the north side of the beach near the Yaquina Bay Jetty. – Photo: Jeremy C. Ruark/News Guard

The Coast Guard is continuing the marine casualty investigation of the fishing vessel Mary B II, which capsized off Newport on Jan. 9 and resulted in the loss of the three crewmembers and the vessel.

A public hearing will be held in Newport around mid-Spring. A future Coast Guard release will contain the date, time, venue and schedule of witnesses for the hearing.

The Coast Guard highly encourages anyone with information pertaining to the loss of the Mary B II to provide it to the investigation team at [email protected].

Please ensure “F/V MARY B II” is in the subject line of your email. Questions may be sent to the same address. All emails will be read and responded to as time permits.

Upon completion of the investigation, the Coast Guard will issue a report that will include the collected evidence, established facts, causal analysis and conclusions, and possible safety recommendations to prevent similar incidents.

Coast Guard announces formal investigation into fishing vessel Mary B II capsizing