Coast Guard Hears Testimony on Sinking of Fishing Vessel Lady Cecelia

The Coast Guard is committed to examining the causes of the loss of the Lady Cecilia and her crew in order to pass on lessons learned and reduce the chances of future similar tragedies – Capt. Bruce Jones, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Columbia River.

The Lady Cecelia and its crew went missing off the coast of Washington, March 10, 2012, prompting an extensive search by the Coast Guard, which located a debris field but no sign of the vessel or the men. Coast Guard investigators from MSU Portland have since worked with NOAA to determine a cause for the tragedy.