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F/V MAVERICK Sinks After Collision With F/V VIKING STORM; One Crewman Missing

On Saturday, September 29, the Coast Guard suspended its search for 32-year old Kelly Dickerson, the MAVERICK crewman who went missing after 90-foot VIKING STORM and 40-foot MAVERICK collided about 30 miles off La Push, Washington, the day before.

MAVERICK sunk, while VIKING STORM suffered a dented bow and some scrapes in the collision. None of the VIKING STORM crew were injured, and that crew managed to pull three of the four MAVERICK crewmen from the water. Those three men were reported to be in stable condition after their rescue and taken to Quileute Harbor Marina in La Push.

VIKING STORM is Vancouver BC-based and owned by Leader Fishing, LTD. MAVERICK is based out of Seattle and owned and captained by Darby Dickerson of Port Angeles. Mr. Dickerson was one of the rescued men and is also the father of Kelly Dickerson.

At this time, both the US Coast Guard and the Canadian Transportation Safety Board are investigating why this tragedy happened. As yet, they have not released further details to the public.