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|| ''' ''[[Vil Vana|Vil Vana]]'' ''' || 1993
|| ''' ''[[Vineth|Vineth]]'' ''' || 1961
|| ''' ''[[Vineth|Vineth]]'' ''' || 1961
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|| ''' ''[[Unknown name|Unknown name]]'' ''' || 1971
|| ''' ''[[Unknown name|Unknown name]]'' ''' || 1971
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=====<span style="color:#006400">In the News~</span>=====
'''April 13, 1993 [LAT]:''' “Missing Boat Had Ballast Removed. Coast Guard officials looking into the disappearance of a 41-foot fishing trawler and all seven crew members off Santa Cruz Island focused Monday on the possibility that the vessel capsized because 3,000 pounds of ballast recently had been removed. The loss of ballast "would have made the boat less stable," increasing potential for a rollover, said Lt. Cmdr. Pete Rennard, who is heading the investigation for the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Office in Long Beach. Alan Kwong of Alhambra, co-owner of the Vil Vana, confirmed that stones in the cargo hold were removed a few months ago to make room for pallets of bait. Removing ballast is not illegal, the Coast Guard said. Depending on the original specifications of the Vil Vana, the removal of 3,000 pounds might not have affected the vessel's stability, a Port Hueneme boat maker said. But ballast "arbitrarily removed could be catastrophic," said the boat builder, who asked not to be identified. "An improperly stabilized boat is the common cause of rollover." The rollover theory took on credence Monday when the Coast Guard virtually eliminated the possibility that the trawler collided with a freighter or tanker. The boat was 1 1/2 miles north of Santa Cruz and near a major shipping lane when the Coast Guard received an automatic distress signal at 5:34 p.m. Friday. The Coast Guard, which has suspended its search for the missing fishermen, investigated six deep-draft vessels that used the southbound shipping lane Friday between noon and the time the signal was detected by a satellite. Paint scrapings were taken from the hulls of the vessels, but none matched the blue hull of the ''Vil Vana'', Rennard said. "We have neither a witness nor any physical evidence that suggests a deep-draft vessel was involved in any kind of collision--particularly a collision with a blue-hulled vessel," Rennard said. Debris found at the scene and taken to the Coast Guard station in Oxnard "has nothing to indicate an impact from something hitting the vessel," Rennard said. The fact that no part of the hull has been found indicates that the trawler sank intact and quickly, he said. The debris included three wet suits, a life ring and an ice chest, investigators said. Rennard believes that the men, who were trawling for shrimp, had little or no time to react: Other than the automatic signal, no emergency radio calls were sent. Rennard also eliminated fire or an explosion as the cause of the sinking. The debris shows no evidence of fire, he said. The ''Vil Vana'', a wooden boat believed to be more than 25 years old, was purchased for $35,000 in December by Kwong and Sang Gyu Choi, 30, a native of Korea who has lived in the United States for 15 years. Choi, an Oxnard resident, was believed to be on board when the accident occurred. Other members of the crew were Dan Pelton, 33, of Ventura, who was captain of the ''Vil Vana''; Benjamin Jordon, 24, and Donnie Watkins, 41, both of Ventura; John Kim of Glendale; William Choi, Kim's 17-year-old nephew who is no relation to Sang Choi, and an unidentified man, the Coast Guard said. Although the ''Vil Vana's'' automatic distress signal was picked by a satellite at 5:34 p.m., the Coast Guard was not able to pinpoint the transmission until about 8 p.m. For the next 45 hours, five Coast Guard aircraft and five cutters searched for survivors over a 2,800-square-mile area.
Missing Fishing Boat: The ''Vil Vana'', a 41-foot fishing boat with seven aboard, was near commercial shipping lanes in the Santa Barbara Channel when it sent out a distress signal Friday. Searchers found debris from the boat nearby.”

Revision as of 16:39, 21 January 2016


Alvra 1919
Aurora 1952
Bell 1901
Billcona 1952
Black Dolphin 1968
Blazenka B 1977
Chappo 1897
Chelan 1978
Cinnamon Bear 1966
City of Sausalito 1941
Columbus 1936
Corsair 1953
Dolphin IV 1962
Eagle 1923
Elaine 1961
Englyn 1974
Five G's 2006
Francine 1901
Georgie 1964
Gladys l 1975
Golden Gate 1952
Grey Ghost 1926
Halfhill No. 5 1917
Helene 1898
Imperial 1936
International I 1918
Irene 1908
Jana Dawn 1978
Japanese fishing vessel 1917
Joan 1974
Kinkajou 1930s
Laura Bevan 1859
Lesto 1894
Liberty 1973
Lion 1924
Marie 1960
Marimari 1969
Mary 1968
Maryland 1927
Nellie 1912
Nigger Boy 1933
O.K. 1923
Peacock 1980
Pegasus 1983
U.S.S. Prime 1984
Ruth E 1955
San Buenaventura 1858
Santa Clara 1949
Santa Cruz 1960
Sea Lion 1906
Sea Lion 1956
Sea Wanderer 1970
Sea Lion 1956
Sierra 1972
Spirit of America 1980s
Swallow 1972
Tamarindo 19
Trilogy 1966
Typhoon 1931
Undine 1890
Unity 192
Vil Vana 1993
Vineth 1961
Wampas aka Grey Ghost 1926
White Cap 1966
Yukon 1938
Unknown name, California Fishing Co. 1917
Unknown name 1919
Unknown name 1970
Unknown name 1971