The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal hearing starting Monday February 22 in Edmonds, Wash., to consider evidence related to the sinking of the fishing vessel Scandies Rose. The formal hearing is scheduled to convene daily at 8 A.M. PST on weekdays, February 22 through March 5.
Additional information about the hearing, including the schedule, fact sheets, biographies, news releases and additional documentation will be posted at https://www.news.uscg.mil/News-by-Region/Headquarters/Scandies-Rose/.
The hearing will take place at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, however due to Washington state COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, and out of an abundance of caution for the public, witness, and families, participation is limited and coordinated in advance.
To ensure public access and participation, the hearing will be streamed live each day at https://livestream.com/USCGinvestigations/events/9427626.
Maritime Commons will provide hearing schedule updates via Twitter @maritimecommons with the hashtag #ScandiesRoseMBI.
The Coast Guard has established an email address for the public and interested parties to provide information, ask questions, and make comments related to the ongoing investigation and scheduled hearing. This email will be checked regularly and all correspondence will be acknowledged during the course of the hearing and throughout the investigation. The email address is USCG.ScandiesRoseMBI@gmail.com.
The hearing will focus on the conditions influencing the vessel prior to and at the time of the casualty. This will include weather, icing, fisheries, the Scandies Rose’s material condition, owner and operator organizational structures and culture, the regulatory compliance record of the vessel, and testimony from the survivors and others.
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 publications, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These publications remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.