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James Lacey, 48, Joshua Porter, 50, and Stephen Biernacki, 50, killed in boating accident near Newport, Oregon

Modified Date: 
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 5:32am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

2 N.J. crabbers among 3 killed in Oregon boat accident

The U.S. Coast Guard said the vessel, the Mary B. II, overturned about 10 p.m. Tuesday as it crossed Yaquina Bay bar in Newport, Oregon.

Friend asked skipper, who died along with his crew in Yaquina Bay capsize, not to cross the bar

The Coast Guard told KGW the vessel was spotted capsized at the entrance point of the two jetties. A search immediately began. 

‘It just doesn’t get any easier’: Oregon city mourns 3 crab fishermen who perished in high seas

A crew had been on its way to help escort the Mary B II across the bar, the Coast Guard said in a news release Wednesday. But before they could get there, the fishing boat abruptly capsized, tossing two of the men overboard into the frigid waves.


People Involved: 
James Lacey
Joshua Porter
Stephen Biernacki

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