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One of the Deadliest Fishing Accidents in U.S. Waters

Short | 02:29

It?s April 2, 2001 and the crew of the Arctic Rose are celebrating a valuable catch: 10 tons of flatfish. Soon, their luck will take a disastrous turn.

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The fishing trawler Arctic Rose is working in the stormy waters of the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska. Its crew has travelled more than 2,000 miles from its homeport in Seattle to work these fertile fishing grounds, but rough weather will prevent the ship from returning home. Discover the story behind one of the deadliest commercial fishing accidents in U.S. waters. Then follow a joint investigation between the Coast Guard and the NTSB that resulted in increased safety standards for smaller processor boats operating on the Bering Sea.

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