Saturday, March 27, 2010

Troopers, Coast Guard investigate Sitka collision

Here's a news release from the Alaska State Troopers regarding the disabled herring seiner Shady Lady:

Location: Sitka
Type: Vessel collision
On 3/24/10 at approximately 1712 hours a collision occurred during the Sitka sac roe herring fishery. The seiner F/V Confidence, operated by Leroy Johns, 46, of Sitka, collided with the seiner F/V Shady Lady operated by Dean Anderson, 51, of Chignik. Both vessels were damaged, however, substantial damage was caused to the Shady Lady. No injuries were reported and alcohol does not appear to be a factor. The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office was contacted and is investigating this incident. Investigation continues.


Anonymous said...

Video of crash.

Anonymous said...

Sure looks to me like the Shady Lady turned into the Confidence.