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Coast Guard: Deadly F/V Lady Mary sinking in 2009 the result of open hatch and unstable boat

uscg-logo9057891-standard lady maryA number of modifications over the years had gradually made the North  Carolina-based vessel less safe, according to the report. In addition, a  decision to open a hatch on deck was unsafe and contributed to the sinking. The  report concluded that the boat wasn’t involved in a collision as originally  speculated, but that sea water had gotten onto the main deck and flooded through  the open hatch. Still, the report continued, the crew could have survived the sinking. Read the Report  more@nj.com 22:41