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Board weighs icy conditions, heavy pots in boat sinking


August 31, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) — Investigators are weighing icy conditions and heavy crab pots as they probe what caused a Seattle-based crab boat with six people aboard to sink in the Bering Sea.

The U.S. Coast Guard Marine board heard testimony from more than 30 people this month in Seattle as it determines a probable cause of the Feb. 11 sinking.

The Seattle Times says it will eventually develop a report including recommendations to reduce the risks of such accidents.

The vessel Destination went missing off a remote Alaska island. Searchers found the signal device and buoys in a debris field, but no sig...

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