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Report of the Investigation into the Circumstances Surrounding the Sinking of the Commercial Fishing Vessel Scandies Rose

Jan. 10, 2024

The Coast Guard’s Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis (CG-INV) recently posted a Report of Investigation (ROI) to Marine Casualty Reports ( regarding the sinking and loss of the commercial fishing vessel Scandies Rose south of Sutwik Island, AK, resulting in the loss of five lives Dec. 31, 2019. This investigation was a formal Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) convened by the Commandant of the Coast Guard. 

As a result of this investigation, the MBI issued twenty-three Safety Recommendations, ten Administrative Recommendations, and one Findings of Concern. A Commandant’s Final Action Memorandum (FAM) detailing the Coast Guard response and actions on each recommendation is included with the ROI.

The ROI and FAM can be found at: SCANDIES ROSE ROI - 30DEC21_Final - Redacted_active Hyperlinks.pdf ( Additionally, the MBI’s archived hearing proceedings can be viewed here.

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