Probe of boat's sinking leads to crab pot lines

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Associated Press

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 9:01 AM

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard has finished public hearings into the sinking of the fishing boat Lady Cecilia in March off the coast of Washington with four people aboard.

The Daily Astorian reports (http://bit.ly/Tkke1I ) that a marine construction and salvage company owner testified this week in Warrenton that the 70-foot trawler may have gotten tangled in some errant crab pot lines, listing one way and then capsizing the other when a stabilizing device snapped off.

The vessel was located in September in 460 feet of water and examined by a remotely operated vehicle.

A Coast Guard investigator says a report may be made public next summer.

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Information from: The Daily Astorian, http://www.dailyastorian.com

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