November 28, a three-day public hearing and investigation into the sinking of F/V LADY CECELIA, led by the U.S. Coast Guard, wrapped up. The Coast Guard held a first public hearing this past April. In September, LADY CECELIA was located at a depth of over 300 feet about twenty miles from shore. Once she was located, a remote-controlled sub camera sent photos to the surface.
A public hearing held by the Coast Guard Formal Board of Investigation is being held November 26 - 28, starting at 8:00 a.m. each of these days, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Oregon.
This week, April 16 - 20, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Oregon, the Coast Guard is holding a public hearing as it continues its formal investigation of how LADY CECELIA and the four men aboard may have disappeared.
The 2012 Blessing of the Fleet took place at the Fishermen's Memorial at Fishermen's Terminal in Ballard, near Seattle, on Sunday afternoon.
At 3:37 a.m. March 10, the Coast Guard near Astoria, Oregon, received an EPIRB from F/V LADY CECELIA, which led to the discovery of a field of debris and an inflated, intact but empty life raft approximately 17 miles west of Leadbetter Point. The life raft and EPIRB are believed to have both activated automatically on contact with water, as opposed to being activated manually by crew. The Coast Guard has no record of a radio distress call from LADY CECELIA, and the vessel is said to have carried survival suits, so it's thought that whatever happened, happened before the men had much time to react.