US Coast Guard http://kplu.org en Poor maintenence, sloppy inspections contributed to sinking of the Alaska Ranger http://kplu.org/post/poor-maintenence-sloppy-inspections-contributed-sinking-alaska-ranger <p>The US Coast Guard has released its 192-page report on the sinking of the fishing trawler Alaska Ranger in March of 2008. The 189-foot fish processing vessel took on water and sank about 130 miles west of Dutch Harbor, in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Forty seven people were on board: all but five were rescued.</p><p>Near as could be determined, the Alaska Ranger sank when a leak around the rudder flooded into the engine room and other compartments, causing the boat to sink in about two hours.</p><p>The report, by the Coast Guard's marine board of investigations, found fault all around.</p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 09:32:59 +0000 Liam Moriarty 525 at http://kplu.org Poor maintenence, sloppy inspections contributed to sinking of the Alaska Ranger