Alaska Commercial Fishing and other Maritime Losses of 2005

January 15, 2005     The 90 foot Big Valley sank 70 miles W of Saint Paul with only one survivor; Cache Seel.  Lost were skipper and owner Gary Edwards, Josias Luna, Aaron Marrs, Carlos Rivera, and Danny Vermeesch.

January 16, 2005     Manu Lagai Jr was washed overboard from the vessel Sultan.

March 15, 2005     Leroy Martin and Frederick Martin were lost with the vessel Rocky Pass.

June 14, 2005     One crewman was lost from the vessel Diane Carol.

August 1, 2005     Matthew Trosvig fell overboard and was lost from the Grayling near Akutan.

August 21, 2005     Myron Rapacz was lost from the vessel Cory B.

August 31, 2005     Mark Smith was lost from the Home Fire.

October 14, 2005     Ryan Miller (38) of Wrangell was lost when his vessel the MRS capsized in Clarence Strait while pot fishing for shrimp. Two other crewmen survived after being treated for hypothermia.

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