Three people aboard Mary B II were pronounced dead after the ship had nailed off the coast of Newport, Oregon…
Three fishermen aboard the “Deadliest Catch” boat Mary B II were named dead after the ship hijacked outside Newport, Ore., On Tuesday, officials said.
The boat was on the Discovery Channel Show, “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove,” according to the New York Post. The network told Fox News that the captain and crew on board the ship were not on the show.
The three men were killed identified as Joshua Porter, 50, Toledo, Ore. James Lacy, 48, South Toms River, N.J .; and Stephen Biernacki, 50, Barnegat Township, NJ
It was planned to be Porter’s last trip on the ship, a friend told the Oregonian.
“Josh had spoken to some people on Friday that this would be his last trip on the boat and from the 1
2th he had a new job lined up, Celeste told Paranto magazine.” He told friends that the crew was inexperienced. That was his word. It is very sad. Because he was a responsible person, he went out on the trip and never returned home. I really have trouble with that. ”
Lacy and Biernacki were newcomers to the area and the boat was recently purchased,” Taunette Dixon, CEO of Newport Fishermen’s Wives Group, told the newspaper.
The fatal event occurred after the fishermen asked for the US Coast Guard ( USCG) help them cross the Yaquina Bay bar just before 10pm “Because of the high seas,” said the Oregon State Police in a press release.
At 10:13, the authorities got a word that the boat “had been nested with three people aboard “The police said.
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A coast guard, who was already in place for an escort request, witnessed the cascading and quickly entered search and rescue mode, announced Coast Guard staff Levi Read, Fox News.
USCG Pacific Northwest tweeted about the event as it happened, saying the respondents “fought 12 to 14 foot ocean”. There were reports of 16 to 20 foot waves as well, Read said.
The first person was restored around 11:20 by a coast guard helicopter, Read said. The individual – identified as Lacy – was taken to a hospital in Newport and declared dead, according to the state police.
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A second deceased individual – Porter – was on the beach, the authorities said.
“Mary B II finally went to the beach, near the north side of Yaquina Bay North Pier,” said the state police. “The boatman, Stephen Biernacki … was found with the boat and pronounced deceased on the spot.”