Casualties - Three Die After Tanker, Fishing Boat Collide In Fog Near Galveston
Professional Mariner|March 2020
One fisherman died and two are missing and presumed dead after a chemical tanker and fishing boat collided near Galveston, Texas, in heavy fog.
Casey Conley

The 600-foot, Norway-flagged Bow Fortune hit the 81-foot Pappy’s Pride on Jan. 14 at about 1555 inside the Galveston jetties. All four people aboard Pappy’s Pride ended up in the water, and the vessel later sank just outside the navigation channel.

The pilot vessel Yellow Rose operated by the Houston Pilots rescued one crew member who was treated later for non-life-threatening injuries. A Coast Guard crew from Galveston recovered an unresponsive crewmember from the water who later died. Two others were not found after an extensive multiday search. Members of the fishing crew involved have not been identified.

The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the collision. The cause has not been determined.

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