After over a year of work, District Thirteen of the United States Coast Guard is concluding its investigation into the sinking of F/V COASTAL REIGN. The Coast Guard has scheduled a Town Hall on June 1 in Garibaldi, Oregon to discuss its Report of Investigation. The meeting will be located at Garibaldi City Hall (107 Sixth Street, Garibaldi, OR 97118) and will start at 6:00 p.m. Members of the public as well as the press are welcome to attend. Media who plan to attend the Town Hall should RSVP with Coast Guard Public Affairs by 4 p.m. on May 30 (206-251-3237 / email@example.com).
F/V COASTAL capsized and sank while crossing the Tillamook Bar on February 20, 2021. The vessel was manned by four crewmembers, two of whom were tragically killed. Coastal Oregon continues to mourn the loss of Todd Chase and Zach Zappone.
Immediately following the incident, the Coast Guard opened a marine casualty investigation. The agency has since been collecting evidence to establish facts and conclusions about the cause of the loss.