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Coast Guard Schedules Hearings For Lost Crabber Investigation

Jul 6, 2017

The F/V Destination went missing Feb. 11 while its crew was fishing for snow crab near St. George Island. A three-day search turned up nothing more than a floating tangle of the boat’s debris.
Credit F/V Destination Memorial Fund

The U.S. Coast Guard will hold public hearings this summer as part of its investigation into the disappearance of the F/V Destination.

The crab boat and its six crew members vanished off St. George Island in February.

For the Bering Sea crab fleet, it was the worst accident in more than a decade.

Officials say the hearings will focus on how weather and human misconduct may have played a role in the catastrophe.

The hearings will take place Aug. 7-18 at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building in Seattle.