Alaska Commercial Fishing and other Maritime Losses of 1982

January 5, 1982     The 549 foot Japanese trawler Akebono Maru No 28 capsized and sank 120 miles north of Adak with the loss of 32 crewmembers.

May 22, 1982     Richard T Hinds was lost off of the Camelot when the 34 foot vessel grounded and capsized 25 miles SW of Cordova on Hinchinbrook Island.

May 22, 1982     One person was lost when the fishing vessel Nasty Habit rolled over and sank in heavy weather near Hinchinbrook Island.

June 1, 1982     An unnamed wooden skiff capsized when a person on board stood up and one person was lost at the northwest corner of Annette Island.

June 3, 1982     Three people went missing when an unnamed small fishing vessel capsized five miles west of Newhalen.

July 3, 1982     The cabin cruiser Miserable Skunk capsized while pulling a crab pot and two people were lost five miles east of Homer in Cook Inlet.

July 13, 1982     An unnamed skiff overturned in the Nushagak River near Dillingham with three people on board.  Two were lost and one survived.

July 16, 1982     Bill James was lost in a skiff accident in Duck Bay.

July 30, 1982     U S Coast Guard C-130 crashed at Attu Island killing AT3 Brad Confield and SN Steven C Berryhill.

August 4, 1982     Three people were lost when a 16 foot unnamed small boat went missing near Juneau.

September 1, 1982     The crew of the 58 foot Investor was found murdered with gunshot wounds and the vessel burned to the waterline anchored at Egg Island near Craig.

September 10, 1982     One female passenger was lost from the cruise ship Majestic Explorer in a lifeboat deployment accident south of Juneau in Frederick Sound.

September 16, 1982     The 42 foot gillnet fishing vessel Barbie Island broke apart in the surf and sank on the area of Sudden Stream northwest of Yakutat.  Two of her four crewmembers were lost.

September 28, 1982     Four people were lost when an unnamed 24 foot river boat foundered a mile north of Anchor Point in Cook Inlet.

October 20, 1982     One person was lost when the 312 foot Korean trawler Pung Yang Ho burned south of the Shumagin Islands.

December 14, 1982     An unnamed skiff was lost with three people on board near Tenakee Beach.

December 30, 1982     The crab fishing vessel Dawn was found idling with no one on board five miles from the Homer Spit in Kachemak Bay.  The skipper was presumed drowned.

2 Responses to Alaska Commercial Fishing and other Maritime Losses of 1982

  1. Kathy Dreisbach says:

    I AM TRYING TO FIND SOME DETAILS ABOUT THE LOSS FO THE FISHING BOAT, BARBIE ISALAND ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1982. I UNDERSTAND THERE WAS A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ABOUT IT IN THE ANCHORAGE TIMES. DO YOU HAVE ANY DETAILS OF THIS?

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