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Update: Coast Guard finds Patriot sank on its own
NOTE: This is a corrected version of this story. The initial version incorrectly reported that that the U.S. Coast Guard Report of Investigation showed alcohol in the blood of both crew members and drugs in the blood of John Orlando. That is not the case. In fact, the report showed no alcohol in the blood of either crewman and showed no drugs in the blood of John Orlando. As the story notes, portions of the report were redacted. We offer our apologies to the families of both men for our incorrect reporting.
The U.S. Coast Guard released findings Friday vindicating that the Gloucester fishing vessel Patriot likely capsized and sank from a chain reaction of mechanical failures, design flaws and possible human judgment error — all leading to the drowning deaths of Capt, Matteo Russo, 36, and his 59-year-old father-in-law, John Orlando.Continued ...
Officers asleep as Patriot was lost
The delayed effort to unravel signals of the calamity that sank a Gloucester fishing boat in January was caused by analysis-paralysis in an inexperienced Coast Guard chain of command while two senior on-duty emergency response officers slept.Continued ...
Federal hearing focuses on search for F/V Patriot
A congressional subcommittee today begins hearings into the efficacy of Coast Guard search and rescue missions, and focused on failures highlighted in response to the sinking fishing vessel Patriot.Continued ...
The Gloucester boat was lost with its family crew of two 14 miles from port last January.
- Text of Rear Admiral Brice-O'Hara's statement on CG search and rescue efforts
- NOAA urging 250K boaters to check emergency beacons
- Friday, July 10, 2009
- Survival suit from Patriot recovered
- Saturday, June 27, 2009
- Pathos of Patriot tinges Fiesta
- Wednesday, June 17, 2009
- Coast Guard steps up access to, training for VMS in Patriot's wake
- Saturday, June 13, 2009
- CG report shows broad failure in Patriot case
- Thursday, June 11, 2009
- Coast Guard: Response was slow
- Friday, May 22, 2009
- Plans in the works to raise the Patriot
- Friday, May 15, 2009
- Coast Guard leader leaving with no word on Patriot probes
- Thursday, April 16, 2009
- Tug owner seeks legal protection
- Monday, April 13, 2009
- Patriot crew's family to sue tug owner
- Coast Guard commander transferred; Patriot investigations are still incomplete
- Update: Coast Guard finds Patriot sank on its own