January 6, 1986 Owner operator Randy Knutson and crewman Rich Beamlander were lost when the 40 foot double ended power troller Camelot disappeared while fishing for rockfish near Sitka.
February 20, 1986 The South Korean freighter Chil Bo San No. 1 was lost with 18 crewmembers on its way to Alaska from Japan.
February 22, 1986 An unnamed skiff capsized with two people on board 50 miles east of Sand Point. One made it to safety and the other was lost.
March 24, 1986 Two people were lost when an unnamed private pleasure boat capsized out of Larsen Bay.
March 26, 1986 The cabin cruiser Sand Pebble grounded and was lost along with three people 100 miles southwest of Juneau near the south end of Chichagof Island.
May 16, 1986 Clinton B. Thorp (14) and Felton Trevino (15) from Anchorage were lost when the cabin cruiser Bluebird II, which they had stolen, sank near Harbor Island 32 miles southwest of Seward.
June 11, 1986 One seventeen year old was missing when an unnamed skiff was found grounded on a sand bar near Pelican, Chichagof Island. The throttle was wide open and gas tank full when the vessel was found.
June 20, 1986 A man was lost when the anchor line from his unnamed skiff caught around his ankle and capsized the vessel a mile and a half off shore from Deep Creek. He was never seen again.
June 25, 1986 An unnamed skiff capsized a mile south of Sitka and only one of the three persons on board made it to shore. He flagged down the fishing vessel Misfit but the other two people were not found.
June 28, 1986 One person was lost from an unnamed small boat that burned from a camp stove fire at the mouth of the Eak River south of Bethel. Two had abandoned the vessel but only one made it to safety.
July 3, 1986 Fred (Chris) Coyle III of Kodiak drowned at a setnet site.
July 15, 1986 A family of five was lost on the Yukon River south of Beaver from an unnamed river boat. Three children were under the age of 9.
July 25, 1986 Two were lost when an unnamed skiff swamped in a strong wind and changing tide near Point Mackenzie, Cook Inlet.
August 1, 1986 Louis Polries (55) fell from his boat and drowned on Lake Clark near Port Alsworth while on a solo fishing trip.
August 6, 1986 Four men were thrown into the water at Anan Creek in Bradfield Canal southeast of Wrangell when their unnamed skiff swamped and capsized. Three made it to safety but one was lost.
August 13, 1986 John Sparks of Kodiak was lost overboard from the 36 foot Shadrack near Whale Pass.
September 11, 1986 Alex Halsworth, Ken Ridgely, Richard Bennett and Abbey Picket were lost when the fishing vessel Normar II swamped and capsized 120 miles northeast of Saint Paul Island.
September 27, 1986 An unnamed zodiac skiff capsized 15 miles south of Seward in Resurrection Bay and one of the three persons on board was lost.
October 22, 1986 John F Connery (18) of Raymond, Washington died of carbon monoxide poisoning aboard the Cape Uyak at the Channel Transit Float in Kodiak.
October 30, 1986 The troller Danube disappeared while on a crabbing trip. Lost were owner Scott Lewis and crewmembers Tom Kelly and Bill Tugman, all from Juneau. Wreckage was found on Douglas and Admiralty Island.
October 31, 1986 Two people were presumed drowned when their unnamed skiff was found overturned between Keyes Point and Nondalton.
December 27, 1986 An unnamed pleasure boat with five men aboard swamped from the stern in Sheratin Bay northwest of Kodiak and two men were lost.