Three Dead after Dungeness Crab Boat Capsizes at Newport’s Yaquina Bar
Three dungeness crab fishermen were killed when the vessel Mary B II capsized as it was crossing the Newport bar around 10 PM Tuesday evening.
The vessel was accompanied by a coast guard vessel, which was alongside, but which could not rescue the crew.
"The Coast Guard was on scene quickly, even as it happened as vessel's crew had asked for escort across the bar, so we were there very quickly," said Petty Officer Levi Reed. "Unfortunately, we were not able to recover them...
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