Crew member on doomed Oregon ship Mary B II texted, called wife before death

KGW - 05-16


PORTLAND, Ore — A crew member on a doomed Oregon crabbing vessel that sank in rough seas, killing all three aboard, sent desperate texts to his wife just before his death saying the seas were "real big" and he was putting on his life vest, according to testimony at a U.S. Coast Guard hearing Wednesday.