January 1987 Jim Park was lost overboard from the 82 foot fishing vessel Jeanoah, 10 miles south of Sitkalidak Island during tanner crab season.
January 28, 1987 The 32 foot fishing vessel Lovac went missing and was presumed sunk. Owner Jim Shutter and one other crew-member were believed lost. The vessel was involved in the black cod fishery at the time of the disaster.
February 4, 1987 One crewman was lost from the 40 foot fishing vessel Pacific Star when they were hit by a rogue wave in the Aleutians southeast of Agattu Island. Five other crewmembers were rescued.
February 8, 1987 An explosion and fire destroyed the Japanese longline fishing vessel Eukoyoshi Maru 65. One person was lost and 25 rescued by the sister ship Eukoyoshi Maru 8.
February 21, 1987 David Hilts was lost overboard from the fishing vessel Alliance.
March 25, 1987 Michael E Roberson of Anchorage was lost overboard during a black cod opening from the 60 foot fishing vessel Nova.
April 22, 1987 The 93 foot crab fishing vessel Jamie Lynn sank while being towed by the processor Long Harbor, 90 miles north of Dutch Harbor in Wells Bay. Lost were skipper Chris Clark of Cordova, Isaac Zacharof (23) of St Paul and Anton Kochegin (18) of St Paul.
May 5, 1987 The 56 foot halibut fishing vessel Chabro sank 80 miles southeast of Seward. Everett Collins (59) of Soldotna was lost and four others rescued by the fishing vessel Kodiak.
May 5, 1987 One person was lost when the 47 foot halibut fishing vessel Kahiltna II sank 55 miles from Cape Resurrection. Five others were picked up from a life raft by the fishing vessel Sea Scape. May 5, 1987 The 42 foot seiner Hotline sank near Nuka Bay with four persons aboard. Lost with the Hotline were Rich Liston of Anchorage, James Carnegie of Stirling, Jim Fuller and Burt Logan.
May 11, 1987 David E Gerou of Edmonds WA died of apparent hypothermia when his Zodiak overturned while attempting to assist the crab fishing vessel Pavlof. Gerou was a crewman on the Tempest.
May 31, 1987 Seven people from Galena were lost when their unnamed 22 foot river boat capsized between Koyukuk and Galena. Lost were Bessie Cleaver (30), Raymond Paul (35), Louis Nelson (32), Dafney Evans (17), Barney Paul, James Demoski and Greg Wholecheese.
June 4, 1987 Kelly Joy (29) of Kodiak was lost from the vessel Saga in Dutch Harbor.
June 6, 1987 An unnamed 24 foot johnboat sank in eight foot swells between the mouth of the Susitna River and Ship Creek in Cook Inlet. Only two of the four that were on board survived. They were rescued by another group of passing sport fishermen.
June 16, 1987 The 86 foot Miss Universe sank in the Semidi Islands on a trip from Chignik Bay to Alitak. Three crewmembers were lost including Howard Broadway of Kodiak, Karen Spector of Madison, Wisconsin and Leonard Gridley.
June 19, 1987 Tom Banks of Kodiak was lost when the 44 foot Cape Chacon capsized and sank 50 miles S of Montague Island. A U S Coast Guard Helicopter picked up three other crewmembers from a life raft.
June 29, 1987 Willfried Stache (52) and Rodney Launders were lost when the 22 foot houseboat Sea Turtle foundered in western Cook Inlet.
July 14, 1987 One person was lost from the processing vessel Galaxy in Dutch Harbor when hit by a boom.
July 25, 1987 The 43 foot fishing vessel Binki sank near Admiralty Island with the loss of one crewman. Two other crewmembers were picked up by passing fishing vessels and one was plucked from the sea by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.
September 4, 1987 An unnamed river raft capsized near the mouth of the Duktoth River four miles from Cape Yakataga and two of the three on board were lost. Guide Jonathan Price managed to swim to shore, but Spanish nobleman Manuel Alvarez de Estrada (43) and his guide Peter Zack did not survive.
September 11, 1987 An unnamed small boat disappeared with four people on board 40 miles west of Dillingham. The boat washed ashore over a month later with no one on board.
September 15, 1987 The 127 foot trawler Nordfjord disappeared with five persons aboard 200 miles S of Valdez on her way to the Bering Sea via Unimak Pass. Lost were skipper Gudjonroy Gudjonsson (28) of Bellevue WA, Marty Mercer (24) of Seattle, Chris Boss (21) of Seattle, Gretar Halldorsen (40) from Iceland on work visa, and Bill Schmalfeldt.
October 13, 1987 An unnamed 20 foot plywood skiff flooded and sank near Sheldon Point on the Yukon River and four seal hunters from Marshall were lost. The empty boat was found near the mouth of the Yukon six days later.
October 29, 1987 Frank Loren Waite (34) fell overboard from his boat near Sitka and died of hypothermia.
November 1, 1987 Skipper John Fowler was lost when the 40 foot troller Rex sank southwest of Sitka. An empty life raft and some debris were all that was found.
November 5, 1987 The 112 foot trawler Uyak II sank off of the south end of Kodiak Island with six people on board. Four of the six were lost. Brian VanVelkeningburg (29) of Kodiak and Bradley Talbot (28) of Des Moines, WA were saved. Lost were Gregory D Klinkenburg (29) of Kodiak, Rogerio N Jamie (32) of Anchor Point, Donald Brand (44) of Tacoma and Hee K (Charlie) Im (37) of Gardena, CA.