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 Ben Cantu (39) was 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. Bob Boutang was the only survivor. Lost were Forrest Boutang (9), Brett Boutang (14), Clark Girton (51) and Michael Blanch (58).
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 drowned when their 24 foot flat bottomed river boat collided with a bull moose on the Koyukuk River between Hughes and Allakaket. Arthur F. Ambrose (32), Carol Ann Ambrose (24), Ruth H. Beatus (27), Henry Beatus Jr. (26), Raymond Beatus (24) and Robert W. Nictune (22) were lost.
September 6, 1985 Ken Kronk (28) was lost when the 70 foot steel tender Pacific Lady capsized and sank near Cape Spencer. Five other crewmembers were rescued by a U S Coast Guard helicopter.
October 26, 1985 One person and one dog survived and two people and a dog were lost when a 12 foot unsinkable plastic skiff capsized between Ketchikan and Deep Bay to the north. Lost were Joe Walker, LeCrissa “Jinx” Walker and their dog Bandit.