Inadequate Preparation Cited in Alaska Ship Sinking Deaths

    Anchorage, AK (AP) - The tragedy that took lives of two men aboard a sinking ship in Alaska's Aleutian Islands is being attributed to inadequate preparation.

    According to the Associated Press,

    The National Transportation Safety Board reports that the lack of knowing how survival suits fit  caused the death of those two men, who were aboard the Exito. That boat was a 60-year-old former crab boat that was being used to haul cargo.

    On December 6th, 2016, the boat was on a trip from Dutch Harbor to Akutan when it took on water. Both men were reported to be contractors, not mariners. Three other men aboard that boat were rescued from a life raft by a nearby fishing boat.

     

     

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