January 25, 1983 The fishing vessel White Gull disappeared with three people on board between Pelican and Yakutat.
February 14, 1983 The 125 foot Americus rolled over and sank 70 miles NW of Dutch Harbor with the loss her seven crewmembers; captain George Nations, his son Jeff Nations, Brent Boles, Larry Littlefield, Paul Northcutt, Victor Bass and Rich Awes.
February 14, 1983 The 125 foot Altair capsized and sank 70 miles NW of Dutch Harbor with the loss of her crew of seven: captain Ron Biernes, Jeff Martin, Tony Vienhage, Brad Melvin, Mark Breckenridge, Troy Gudbranson and Randy Harvey.
March 12, 1983 Robert McElliott was lost overboard from the 65 foot Magnum Force near Cape Alitak.
March 12, 1983 Justina McGlashin Stepetin (27) of Akutan was lost when the 68 foot Sea Hawk capsized and sank east of Umnak Island. The rest of the crewmembers were picked up by the Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell.
April 7, 1983 The tug Lou Ann sank 145 miles southeast of Cordova with the loss of her five crewmembers. The barge Sherry Lee, that the Lou Ann was towing, was found beached.
April 16, 1983 Owner and skipper Wilbur Olin (55) of Sitka, crewman Wallace McLaughlin (23) of Seattle and Charles J. Perlin (31) of Sitka were lost when the longline fishing vessel Aloha hit a rock and sank in Crawfish Inlet, southeast of Sitka.
May 16, 1983 The trawler Noreen Ann flooded and sank when a plank cracked five miles west of Cape Lookout, Dall Island. Two people on board were lost.
May 20, 1983 Two of three persons in a canoe were lost when their canoe capsized off of Woody Island near Kodiak. Lost were Lynn Gilliland and John Rolph. The two were engaged to be married.
August 1, 1983 The 122 foot crab vessel Ocean Grace capsized 22 miles N of Dutch Harbor. Lost were captain Harold Pederson of Seattle, Randy Ficks of Seattle, Annette Fletcher of Seattle and Jim Convers of Engdine, MI. Jeff Anderson survived.
August 13, 1983 The 50 foot seiner Providence sank while at anchor in Thorn Arm, 18 miles S of Ketchikan with the loss of three of her crew of seven. Lost were Chad Evans, Bill Davis and Richard Hall.
September 1, 1983 The 86 foot Golden Viking capsized in rough weather nine miles south of Saint Matthew Island. Nick Moe and Michael McKee were lost.
September 4, 1983 Bill Hamilton was lost when the fishing vessel Christina Marie grounded on Humpy Point in Dixon Entrance south of Ketchikan.
September 4, 1983 The 38 foot Parks 15 capsized and sank in rough weather near Miners Point on the W side of Kodiak Island in the Shelikof Strait. Four of her crewmembers were picked up by USCG helicopter, but Archie Densmore of Kodiak was lost. A three year old girl found floating face down was revived by the U S Coast Guard rescue crew.
September 23, 1983 The 92 foot Endeavor rolled over and sank 25 miles NE of Sand Point in the Shumagin Islands. Lost was captain John Bartee of Port Angeles WA, Marshall Patrick of Anchorage, Pat Gillen of Lynwood WA and Jeff Rhodes.
October 8, 1983 Three people were lost when an unnamed 12.5 foot small boat sank near Auke Bay.
October 27, 1983 The 130 foot tug Eagle capsized in heavy seas 70 miles southeast of Yakutat in the Gulf of Alaska. All eight of her crewmembers perished.
December 3, 1983 Larry Rebo (25) of Tenakee and Tracy Anderson (22) of Sitka were lost when the crab fishing vessel Spirit was found submerged near Gustavus at Pleasant Island, 44 miles northwest of Juneau.