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Accident Report Detail

Sinking of Fishing Vessel Blazer

Executive Summary

On November 29, 2014, at 0611 local time, the 73-foot-long fishing vessel Blazer, loaded with Dungeness crab pots, sank in the Pacific Ocean about 8 miles west of Siletz Bay, Oregon. All five crewmembers abandoned ship and were rescued by the US Coast Guard. The Blazer, valued at $950,000, sank with 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel and mixed lube oil products on board. No pollution was sighted.

Probable Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the sinking of the Blazer was flooding from an unknown point of ingress.

Accident Location:   , OR   Pacific Ocean, about 8 nm west of Siletz Bay
Accident Date: 11/29/2014
Accident ID: DCA15LM004

Date Adopted: 10/6/2015
NTSB Number: MAB-15-21
NTIS Number:  

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