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Shocking news came out today about a crab boat that was seen on the Discovery show Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove. This was a spin-off that didn’t last long. KFOR revealed that this boat capsized and that three crew members on the boat passed away.
Boat capsized during rough waves
The U.S. Coast Guard was escorting the Mary B II commercial crab boat off the coast of Oregon when it ended up flipping over. They were dealing with rough waters at this time. There were three people inside who are all deceased. The U.S. Coast Guard boat is lucky that they were fine. It wasn’t the same case for the three men on the Mary B II.
Fishery Nation shared a few more details about the story. The boat was dealing with waves clear up to 15 feet high. They did ask for an escort from the U.S. Coast Guard, but obviously, that wasn’t enough to save them. Obviously, they realized that they were in a bad spot and needed assistance.
The three men who lost their lives
The bodies that were located at first were those of 48-year-old James Lacey from South Toms River, New Jersey and Joshua Porter, 50, from Toledo, Oregon. The first body was able to be located by a helicopter and the second one ended up being found washed up on shore. It ended up taking a bit for them to find the third body. Finally, they located the boat skipper, Stephen Biernacki, 50, from Barnegat Township, New Jersey, was found deceased with the boat. They were the only three people on the boat.
This was all an accident that couldn’t be helped. The U.S. Coast Guard was out there trying to assist them, but there was nothing that they could do. It is very lucky that the boat trying to assist didn’t end up with the same fate.
Do you feel like these crab boats take too many chances? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Do not miss new episodes of Deadliest Catch when it returns to Discovery. It doesn’t appear that the spin-off Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove is coming back for another season.