Investigations & Casualty Analysis

8/4/2017: Witness schedule for F/V Destination marine board of investigation set

The information posted below originally appeared in a news release Aug. 2, 2017. Visit the Coast Guard Digital Newsroom to read the full text or to download the day-by-day witness schedule. Maritime Commons will continue to bring our readers updates on major announcements regarding the F/V Destination marine board of investigation.

The Coast Guard announced the witness testimony schedule and options for remote public viewing of the fishing vessel Destination marine board of investigation (MBI). This hearing session will focus on weather and human factors as well as the mechanical state and stability of the vessel before and during its final voyage. The National Transportation Safety Board will conduct its own investigation and is fully participating in the MBI hearing.

The hearing schedule is as follows:

Time/date: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST Monday, Aug. 7 – Friday, Aug, 18, 2017 (excluding weekends).
Location: Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 4th floor Auditorium, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104

There are several ways interested parties may stay up to date with the MBI proceedings:

• The Coast Guard will be tweeting live updates from @uscoastguard with the following hashtags: #CGMBI #FVDestination.

• An e-mail has been set up for interested parties to ask questions or make comments. This e-mail will be checked regularly. The e- mail is:

• The Coast Guard is also hosting a live stream of the proceedings. The web address for the live stream is:

Members of the public that wish to attend are welcome to do so on a first come first serve basis and will be allowed into the hearing room at 8:30 a.m.

For more information contact Alana Miller at or 202-510-6523.

Read our previous Maritime Commons blogs about F/V Destination:

7/21/2017: NOAA locates f/v Destination wreckage, Coast Guard hearing set for August
2/28/2017: F/V Destination marine board of investigation convenes

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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