January 6, 1985 Kodiak resident Rick Phillips from the George W was lost near Sitkalidak Island when the vessels skiff swamped.
January 14, 1985 Jon Early of Kodiak was lost when the 34 foot K-Jo sank off Marmot Island. Two men from the K-Jo were rescued on January 16th.
February 14, 1985 The 83 foot Alert went missing in the Shelikof Straits with five souls aboard. She was last seen heading for shelter toward Bumble Bay making ice. Lost were captain Mel Wick, Sean Heaney, Ray Basel, Paul Rowe and Svernin Ben-Adalsteinson.
March 7, 1985 One crewmember was lost overboard from the crab fishing vessel Ocean Bounty. Two weeks later the vessel flooded and sank south of Cape Saint Elias.
May 16, 1985 The seiner Anna O grounded while towing the vessel Head and Tail. Both vessels sank in the surf. The operator of the Anna O was never found.
May 20, 1985 Four people were rescued and one lost when the fishing vessel Kimberly sank 80 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor.
July 6, 1985 An unnamed skiff was found adrift in Chignik Lagoon; two were lost.
July 6, 1985 Four people were lost from an unnamed fiberglass skiff when the anchor snagged in choppy seas and the vessel capsized less than a mile west of Ninilchik in Cook Inlet.
July 16, 1985 One person was lost overboard off of the 65 foot Pandad.
July 25, 1985 Five children and one adult were lost from the Kiyuklook family when their unnamed 18 foot skiff swamped off of Savoonga. Two others drowned from a second 16 foot skiff attempting to rescue the Kiyuklook family.
July 26, 1985 Two people tried to swim ashore from an unnamed skiff when their outboard ran out of gas on the northeast side of Shuyak Island. Only one survived.
August 7, 1985 The 90 foot barge tender Sea Dancer sank 60 miles N of False Pass on the Alaska Peninsula with the loss of one person.
August 7, 1985 One person was lost when an unnamed small boat capsized in heavy seas off of Glacier Island in Prince William Sound.
August 20, 1985 Six people were lost when the 58 foot Western Sea sank somewhere NE of Kodiak Island. Parts of the vessel were found east of Long Island. Lost were captain Jerald Bouchard of Coupeville WA, Peter Barry of New Hampshire, Chris McLain of Idaho Falls ID, Steward Darling of Bremerton WA, Chris Hofer of Ft Collins CO and Bill Posey of Anchorage.
September 2, 1985 Six people were lost when their flat bottomed river boat collided with a bull moose on the Koyukuk River between Hughes and Allakaket.
September 6, 1985 Ken Cronk (28) was lost when the 78 foot Pacific Lady rolled over in Icy Straits, 20 miles west of Cape Spencer. Five other crewmembers were rescued.
September 28, 1985 Three children of Adak Navy personnel were lost when their inflatable rafts swamped off of Kulak Beach on Adak Island.
October 26, 1985 Three people and two dogs tried to swim to shore from a swamped skiff in Clover Passage north of Ketchikan. One person and one dog made it. One of the dogs had jumped to the bow causing the skiff to dive into a wave. Lost were Joseph and La Chrissa Walker and the malamute Bandit. George Shayhan and the malamute Knik survived.
October 28, 1985 Captain Stuart Klinefelter of Kodiak was lost when the 68 foot fishing vessel Sundowner sank near the Semidi Islands southwest of Kodiak. Three other persons on board were picked up from a life raft by the U S Coast Guard.
November 26, 1985 The 94 foot Aleutian Harvester sank in a storm 30 miles S of Unalaska. Lost were Mark Zimney of Anacortes WA, Danny Martin of Homer and Stan Anderson of Naples ID.
December 5, 1985 The bayliner DMB was found ashore with her anchor dropped eight and a half miles from the village of Chichagof, 37 miles north of Sitka. The only one on board, Cal Boord, was never found.