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Reports on U.S. commercial fishing vessel accidents after 1990

Reports dating back to 1950 are available on the Internet for review

The Coast Guard maintains an Internet site that contains a variety of Marine Board of Investigation reports that pertain to the fishing industry. This is list of available reports that can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-
m/moa/reportindexcas.htm
.

The site includes recent and historical cased dating back to April, 1950 for the Fishing Vessel Four sisters, which lost a crew of 10 near Nantucket Shoals. 

While this is list does not include every maritime incident, it does provide an historical context for similar incidents occurring today.

 A chronological listing is also available on the Internet at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-
m/moa/chronocas.htm
.

Some of the included cases are not fishing vessels, but were included because of they were of a high profile nature and the availability of the report. They include pax in the description to indicate that they were passenger for hire vessels.

Vessel

Lives lost

Date/Location

Pok Lin J 5 lost (1 confirmed, 4 presumed) Mar 1999, Bering Sea
Cape Fear 2 lost 1999 Southwest of Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts
Beth Dee Bob 4 lost 1999 East of Manasquan, New Jersey
Adriatic 4 lost 1999 East of Barnegat Light, New Jersey
Linda E 3 lost 1998, near Port Washington, WI on Lake Michigan
Pacesetter 7 presumed lost Jan 1996, Bering Sea
Northwest Mariner 6 (2 confirmed, 4 presumed) Jan 1995, Bering Sea
Vil Vana 7 lost Apr 1993, Santa Barbara Channel
Nettie H 5 presumed lost Sep 1993, Bering Sea
St. George 6 presumed lost Jan 1992, Bering Sea
Lucky Lee 6 lost (5 confirmed, 1 presumed) Aug 1992, Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Andrew
Atlantis 5 presumed lost Oct 1992, North Atlantic
Andrea Gail 6 presumed lost 1991, Off New England -- "Perfect Storm"
Last Modified 3/31/2013