Search for F/V Patty AJ skipper Jerry Barkley suspended

56f2d4455baaa.imageSix days have passed since the Patty AJ capsized in the Coos Bay channel near buoy 5, and the search for its missing skipper has ended. Now the task of raising the ship has begun, and a commercial salvage operation is currently underway to lift the vessel off the bottom of the bay and tow it into shallow water. The Coast Guard looked for Jerry Barkley, the replacement captain for the 62-foot steel fishing vessel, for 12 hours before suspending the search. Lt. Kevin St. Pierre said a survival model was used to help them decide how long the search should go on, which included what clothes Barkley was wearing and the water temperature. Read the rest here 15:27

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