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Captain’s Negligence Caused Fatalities in 2019 Fishing Boat Accident

On January 8, 2019, commercial fisherman and deckhand Joshua Porter went to work, scared of entering a dangerous storm off the coast of Oregon. That day, the entire crew drowned after the boat overturned in an unsuccessful attempt to sail through the Yaquina Bay Bar.  Now, over five years later, the U.S. Coast Guard’s investigation […]

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6 People Missing in Dangerous Water after Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

On Tuesday, March 26, a 948-foot-long cargo ship leaving the Port of Baltimore crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing the bridge to collapse into the Patapsco River.  With dangerous water temperatures, search and rescue teams are working relentlessly to find the six missing workers and have already rescued two other individuals. Maryland’s Governor

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Dramatic Drop in Dungeness Crab Price Threatens Livelihoods of Crab Fishers

Introduction The Seattle Times reported that due to a dramatic decrease in resale price, crab fishers are making a mere 2 dollars per pound of Dungeness crab they catch. Last year, grocers were selling crab for anywhere from $18.99 to $24.50 per pound; this year, they’re selling crab for as little as $5.99 per pound.

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Hood Canal: Coast Guard Helicopter Rescues 2 Stranded in Rowboat

On February 12th , 2023, the United States Coast Guard rescued two people in a rowboat who found themselves unable to maneuver their vessel due to inclement weather affecting Hood Canal. After trying for several hours to gain control of the vessel in high winds and strong currents, the boaters’ plight was reported to the

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Container Ship Zim Kingston Afire – Situation Worsens

The cargo ship Zim Kingston piled high with containers anchored about 5 miles offshore from Victoria, British Columbia, after losing 40 containers Friday in the gigantic storm east of Vancouver Island, caught fire Saturday and around 6 p.m. Canadian authorities have advised the crew to abandon ship. The Victoria-based lifeboat Cape Calvert and firefighting tugs

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