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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Calls to loved ones reveal rough conditions before sinking

A survivor of fatal Alaska crab boat tragedy said the crew went from “sleeping to swimming in about 10 minutes” as rough seas and icing threatened to sink their boat.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

North Idaho man, two Washington men among 5 presumed dead after crab boat sinks off Alaskan coast

Ashley Boggs of Peru, Indiana, told the Associated Press she was due to marry crew member Brock Rainey, a Kellogg native, after he returned from Alaska. “I’m just praying and …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Coast Guard says 5 missing, 2 rescued after crab boat sinks in Alaska

Five people were missing and two were rescued after a 130-foot crab fishing vessel from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, sank Tuesday night, the U.S. Coast Guard said.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

Board studies whether icy conditions, heavy pots led to boat sinking

Investigators are weighing icy conditions and heavy crab pots as they probe what caused a Seattle-based crab boat with six people aboard to sink in the Bering Sea.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

Hearing to focus on why Seattle crab boat with 6 aboard sank

A hearing into what caused a Seattle-based crab boat with six people aboard to sink in the Bering Sea will focus on weather and human factors, as well as the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017

Seattle-based crab boat missing since February found on Bering Sea bottom

Federal research vessels have located the Destination, the Seattle-based crab boat that went missing Feb. 11 along with six crew, on the bottom of the Bering Sea off the coast …


‘Deadliest Catch’ captain Sig Hansen won’t face charges in alleged abuse

Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen won’t face criminal charges on claims that he sexually abused his toddler daughter nearly three decades ago, Snohomish County prosecutors said Tuesday after conducting a …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

Coast Guard announces investigation into disappearance of crab boat

The Coast Guard will conduct a Marine Board of Investigation – the highest level of agency inquiry – into the Feb. 11 loss of the crab boat Destination and six …


Ex-crewman says cause of Alaska sinking may never be known

Dylan Hatfield got one last chance to see his brother and five other crewmen on the Destination, a 98-foot crab boat missing and presumed sunk in the Bering Sea.