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NTSB cites likely overloading, stability in boat capsizing

 

August 22, 2019



JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A teenage deckhand, roused awake by water flooding his sleeping area aboard a fishing tender last summer in southwest Alaska, recalled taking a gulp of air as he cast about the vessel for an escape route as it was capsizing.

The teen was rescued, as was the boat captain, but another crew member, the captain’s father, died when the Pacific Knight capsized near Dillingham on July 25, 2018. Details of the teen’s harrowing escape were recounted in a National Transportation Safety Board report on the incident released Thursday.

The board lists the probable cause of th...



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