San Diego (fishing vessel)

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San Diego (#) (-1987), 40-foot fishing vessel that sank at San Clemente Island on December 16, 1987.

In the News~

December 18, 1987 [Times-Press-Recorder, Arroyo Grande): “...Another Navy helicopter rescued five people and a dog from a fishing boat which sank off San Clemente Island shortly after dawn Wednesday.”

January 1, 1988 [News Pilot-San Pedro]: “...A second Terminal Island fishing vessel the same week sank in rough seas, but all five crewmen and a dog were rescued safely just before the boat sank off San Clemente Island. The 40-foot vessel San Diego, which was based at Fish Harbor, began taking on water about 4 a.m. Dec. 16, and sank 65 miles off the coast. The San Diego was anchored at Pyramid Head just off San Clemente Island when one of the crew members heard unusual noises. The crew member apparently woke the others, who determined the vessel was taking on water and radioed for help. The Navy ship USS New Orleans was in the vicinity and dispatched a helicopter to the scene. Navy crews and those aboard the vessel tried unsuccessfully to pump out the water. Three members of the crew members were taken off by Navy helicopter.”