Investigations & Casualty Analysis

2/25/2019: Coast Guard seeks additional information in Oregon marine casualty investigation

The Coast Guard announced in a news release Friday that investigators continue to seek information regarding the fishing vessel Mary B II, which capsized off Newport, Oregon, Jan. 9, 2019, and resulted in the loss of the three crew members and the vessel. The Coast Guard launched a formal investigation Jan. 15, 2019.

Anyone with information pertaining to the loss of the Mary B II is encouraged to provide it to the investigation team at AccidentInfo@uscg.mil, using the subject line “F/V MARY B II.” Questions may be sent to the same address. All emails will be read and responded to as time permits.

A public hearing will be held in Newport mid-Spring. The Coast Guard’s 13th District will announce the date, time, and location of the hearing, as well as a schedule of witnesses to be called.

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.

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