MEDIA AVAILABILITY: U. S. Coast Guard to hold virtual formal hearing for loss of F/V Scandies Rose

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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: U.S. Coast Guard to hold virtual hearing for loss of F/V Scandies Rose

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal hearing starting Monday February 22 in Edmonds, Wash., to consider evidence related to the sinking of the fishing vessel Scandies Rose.


Marine Board Chair, Capt. Gregory Callaghan, will be available for a virtual press briefing at 3 p.m. PST on Friday, February 19.


Media must RSVP by 1 p.m. Friday to receive credentials to the virtual press briefing by emailing Media are encouraged to email questions in advance. The public information officer for the hearing may be reached at 206-657-6980.


Additional information about the hearing, including the schedule, fact sheets, biographies, news releases and additional documentation can be found at


The hearing will take place at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, however due to Washington state COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, and out of an abundance of caution for the public, witness, and families, participation is limited and coordinated in advance. To ensure public access and participation, the hearing will be streamed live each day at


The formal hearing is scheduled to convene daily at 8 a.m. PST on weekdays, February 22 through March 5.


Maritime Commons, the Coast Guard blog for maritime professionals, will provide hearing updates at and via Twitter @maritimecommons with the hashtag #ScandiesRoseMBI.


The Coast Guard has established an email address for the public and interested parties to provide information, ask questions, and make comments related to the ongoing investigation and scheduled hearing. This email will be checked regularly and all correspondence will be acknowledged during the course of the hearing and throughout the investigation. The email address is


The hearing will focus on the conditions influencing the vessel prior to and at the time of the casualty. This will include weather, icing, fisheries, the Scandies Rose’s material condition, owner and operator organizational structures and culture, the regulatory compliance record of the vessel, and testimony from the survivors and others.