On February 23, the Northern Dawn, a fishing vessel off the coast of Unalaska Island, triggered its beacon. The two men on board were collecting empty pots from the Baridi Tanner Crab fishery. The coast guard only found a life ring and a small oily sheen. On February 26, they called off the search.
Maritime claims are typically brought in federal court. The families of the missing fishermen should contact maritime personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to ensure their legal rights are preserved.
For more information: Search suspended for vessel and crew.