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Press Release | April 23, 2024

Coast Guard completes investigation into loss of Mary B II near Newport, Oregon

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has completed its investigation into the January 8, 2019, loss of the Commercial Fishing Vessel MARY B II on the Yaquina Bay Bar near Newport, Oregon.

The Coast Guard convened a Board of Investigation. The Board of Investigation held one public hearing session the week of May 13-17, 2019, in Newport, Oregon. A copy of the Report of Investigation into this casualty can be obtained at the following link: Marine Casualty Reports (

Safety information on bar crossings and hazards can be found on the Coast Guard’s District 13 Waterways Management website. Waterways Management (

To schedule a Coast Guard Fishing Vessel Safety Dockside Exam, contact Sector Columbia River at 503-572-3516; email, or Sector Puget Sound at 206-217-6208; email