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Did Modifications to This Fishing Trawler Destabilize it?

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Preliminary investigations into the April 2, 2001 sinking of the Arctic Rose reveal that she previously underwent modifications to her design. Were they the reason this 93-foot fishing trawler capsized so quickly?


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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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