January 24, 1990 A crewmember was lost when the 94 foot steel crab fishing vessel Shellfish took a roll in heavy seas north of Unimak Island in the Bering Sea.
January 25, 1990 A sea cucumber diver ran out of air and died near Sitka. The tragedy was blamed on inexperience.
January 29, 1990 Two crewmembers were lost and two rescued when the U S Fish and Wildlife Service vessel Kittiwake capsized at Adak.
February 28, 1990 The 54 foot steel trawler J. Aus was lost with three crewmembers near Cape Suckling while traveling from Blaine, Washington to King Cove. A life raft, an EPIRB and one survival suit were all that was found. Lost were Mick Aus, Tracy Hill and Dave Strom.
March 8, 1990 An intoxicated crewmember fell overboard from the 324 foot fish processor Arctic Enterprise and suffered a fatal injury in Lost Harbor.
March 22, 1990 The 162 foot Aleutian Enterprise capsized and sank while hauling in a cod end 60 miles south of St Paul Island. 22 crewmembers were rescued by other fishing vessels. Nine were lost including Nello Marciel (55) of San Diego, John Dietrich (31) of Seattle, Matthew Schneider (22) of Issaquah WA, Joseph Alaimo (45) of Yakima WA, Robert Davies (26) of Renton WA, Jeffrey Houston (21) of Warren OR, Jayier Martin Valenzuela Castro (27) of Seattle, passenger David Jeffries (19) of Fontano CA, and an observer, Robert McCord (35) of Englewood CO.
April 22, 1990 The master of the 49 foot wooden salmon gillnetter Lady Louise fell from his vessel in Akutan Harbor and was never found.
May 1, 1990 Joseph Francis Lum was lost from the longline fishing vessel Karen Marie after falling into a fish hold during a halibut opening.
May 7, 1990 Two people were lost in a skiff accident in Yakutat Bay. The 16 foot vessel was found with bow damage.
May 13, 1990 Paul Lemke (29) of Corvallis OR slipped and fell to his death aboard the 211 foot fish tender Ocean Pride near Hagemeister Island in the Bering Sea.
May 14, 1990 Craig Nielson (20) was lost from the 97 foot fishing vessel Discovery.
May 31, 1990 Seward commercial fisherman Gerry D Munson (32) was presumed lost overboard from the 44 foot fiberglass halibut longliner Dreamer. The vessel was travelling from Seward to Chignik when Munson disappeared.
June 10, 1990 An intoxicated crewmember was lost from the 33 foot fiberglass fishing vessel Gladys M while attempting to set the anchor near Naknek in Bristol Bay.
July 25, 1990 A crewmember fell overboard in rough seas and was lost from the 194 foot steel trawler Alaska Voyager north of Adak. The crewman was wearing a safety harness and fellow crewmembers were able to get him back aboard but he did not survive.
August 7, 1990 A foreman fell to his death aboard the 139 foot steel trawler Ocean Explorer at Unimak Pass.
August 24, 1990 The 46 foot wooden salmon gillnetter Verma sank in Snow Passage after a collision with the tug John Brix. One crewman was lost and five were rescued by the Viking Serenade.
September 29, 1990 One person was lost when the 30 foot fiberglass gillnet salmon fishing vessel Day’s End capsized at Montague Island.
October 8, 1990 Two were lost when the 32 foot aluminum gillnet salmon fishing vessel Arcticus Rex capsized in 30 knot winds and heavy seas in Unimak Pass.
October 16, 1990 One crewmember was lost overboard from the 166 foot steel crab fishing vessel Diomedes in the Gulf of Alaska southwest of Kodiak Island.
October 21, 1990 A crewmember fell overboard and drowned from the 250 foot fish processor Northern Alaskan at Old Harbor, Kodiak Island.
October 24, 1990 The 158 foot crab fishing vessel Pacific Apollo sank near the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia on her way to a Bering Sea crab opening. Arthur Stein was the lone survivor. Lost were captain Pat Berg, Len Dodge and Terry Goebel.
November 8, 1990 Three crewmembers were lost when the 25 foot skiff from the Coastal Star capsized in Port Moller.
November 21, 1990 John Heck (29) of Kodiak was lost from the 100 foot Surland in the Bering Sea near Bristol Bay. Heck was pulled overboard when he became tangled with a crab line.
November 28, 1990 Sam Batcheler and John Slagill were lost from the tugboat Red Jacket. The two had gone to shore on Seguam Island in the Aleutians in a 12 foot zodiac in search of potable water. Neither the zodiac nor the two crewmembers were ever seen again.