NTSB Opens Public Docket in Scandies Rose Sinking


WASHINGTON (May 24, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board opened the public docket Monday as part of its ongoing investigation of the sinking of the fishing vessel Scandies Rose.

The Scandies Rose sank Dec. 31, 2019, 2.5 miles south of Sutwik Island, Alaska. The vessel had a crew of seven; two were rescued and five others missing after the accident were never found.
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(The Scandies Rose arriving in Kodiak, Alaska, in an undated photo. Source: Gerry Cobban Knagin.)

The docket for this investigation includes more than 4,500 pages of factual information, including interview transcripts, photographs and other investigative materials.

The docket contains only factual information collected by NTSB investigators; No conclusions about how or why the Scandies Rose sank should be drawn from the information within the docket.

The probable cause, analysis and recommendations will be released at a public board meeting on the Scandies Rose scheduled for June 29. The full final report will be released in the weeks after the board meeting. 

The public docket for this investigation is available online at https://go.usa.gov/x6qfw

Additional material may be added to the docket as it becomes available. ​

To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).