F/V Network sinks on the Tillamook Bar

The F/V Network capsized Friday morning as they hauled their crab pots out over the Tillamook Bar to begin the 2008-2009 Dungeness crab season.
Here is a link to the video taken as the incident occurred
Of the three on board the boat, two crew members were lost.
Our shipwreck chart also carries a list of the lost fishing vessels from this region, making the chart unique in that aspect.  

The list, showing the letterpress technique on handmade paper used to depict these lost vessels. This is the largest and most complete list available, and is updated as boats are lost.  Not all represent loss of life, thankfully, but many such as the F/V Network, do.  (click to see the chart they are a part of)

The list, showing the letterpress technique on handmade paper used to depict these lost vessels. This is the largest and most complete list available, and is updated as boats are lost. Not all represent loss of life, thankfully, but many such as the F/V Network, do. (click to see the chart they are a part of)

        
While it would be a comfort to never add to the list again, we continue to update the list, and in doing so offer a somber remembrance to those who make their living in the waters of the Pacific Graveyard.

Presented with respect to the families, the survivors and those who have been lost in this pursuit.

The survivors of the F/V Network loss, friends and family have our condolences.

503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com for more information.

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The sinking of the charter boat Taki Tooo

June 14, 2003, approx. 7:12 a.m.:

The sinking of the charter boat The capsized Taki Tooo on the Tillamook Bar near Garibaldi, Oregon
Taki-Tooo on the Tillamook Bar is one of the worst tragedies occurring on the Oregon coast
Eleven lives were lost,
the captain among those.

Eight survived.

Including the wreck of the Pearl C, the loss of just four vessels make up the majority of lives lost in the charter fishing industry on the Oregon and Washington coasts combined.

The Taki Tooo on the beach NTSB investigates
 

 

 

In an area rich with recreational fishing as well as a lengthy history of commercial fishing combined with the forces of nature unique to the region, it is no surprise to learn that there is also a matching roster of lost fishing vessels, with dates as old as the industry itself.
Even when we take heed of all the safety regulations, give consideration to the warnings, lives and boats are lost.
The elements will not be denied their due, it would seem.
A list of lost fishing vessels of the Oregon and Washington coast and Columbia River Bar from Bill Brooks' shipwreck chart Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard
Detail of the lost fishing vessels list, printed using an antique letter press and using handmade paper.
Each name on the list, which is included on the framed version of “Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard” by NW Limited…History in VogueTM represents a story, fates intertwined, never to be forgotten, and always respected.

Links:
NTSB Press Release Update on the Sinking of the Taki-Tooo
Coast Guard Safety Alert
Northwest Sea Disasters: Beyond Acceptable Risk
9 Die in Oregon Boat Accident (CBS News)