On September 20, 2012, about 2030 local time, the 76-foot-long commercial
fishing vessel Allison C sank about 125 miles off the coast of
California, west-southwest of Point Piedras Blancas, after the vessel's engine
room flooded. The three crewmembers and their cat abandoned the Allison C
and were rescued without injury. The value of the vessel and its cargo was
estimated as $277,000.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause
of the sinking of the Allison C was a loss of hull integrity from a leak
in the engine room, which led to uncontrollable flooding.