by Channel 2 News staff
Sunday, May 2, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Coast Guard marine investigation says the October 2008 sinking of the Seattle-based fishing vessel Katmai was caused by overloading.
The Seattle Times reports an excessively loaded hold, an unsecured door and the decision to push into a huge storm all contributed to the vessel's loss, in which seven crew members died.
The Coast Guard's report recommends more training for fishing boat captains and crew, as well as mandatory inspections. It is scheduled for public release later this month.