One Man Missing After Oregon Crab Boat Capsizes

December 19, 2011 by Lysander Johnson

Last week the F/V RANDI capsized near the entrance to Coos Bay. Three men were aboard the boat, which was reportedly loaded with gear in anticipation of the opening of the dungeness crab season. Jim Peterson of Coos Bay was reportedly in the wheel house of the vessel when the capsizing occurred. Two other deckhands were saved, but Peterson was not found. The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the accident. The Washington and Oregon dungeness crab fishery remains one of the most deadly and dangerous fisheries in the world.