Fishing boat with 2 aboard missing after leaving Grays Harbor

Oct 24, 2023, 7:29 PM | Updated: Oct 25, 2023, 10:18 am

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Photo of the fishing boat "Evening" before it departed Grays Harbor. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)

Update: The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for the “Evening” fishing boat after searching more than 14,000 square miles for over eight hours.

 Original story: A 43-foot fishing boat named “Evening” is reportedly missing after departing Washington’s coast nearly two weeks ago, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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The Coast Guard stated it had two people onboard when it left Grays Harbor on Oct. 12. It was due back a week ago Sunday.

The boat belonged to Henry Fisheries Inc., located in Aberdeen, for more than 20 years before it was sold to a private party in July. The buyer of the boat was the captain on board, according to Henry Fisheries, with a crewman on board as well.

“The boat was built in 1941, but it was in excellent shape,” Wanda, an employee with Henry Fisheries, told MyNorthwest. Wanda also stated the boat has only had four or five owners in its lifetime.

“My husband fished with it, salmon fishing by himself on that boat for the last 15 years, give or take,” Wanda continued. “But it’s late in the year for a fishing expedition like this. There’s no season for Albacore, long as they keep biting, but once the weather starts turning, it’s late in the year to go out like that.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coast Guard by calling 206-220-7001.

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