USCG fights the "Circle-of-Death" with new requirements.
Promotional Video from Fundamentals of Seamanship: Navigational Rules on Rule 22 which defines visibility of Navigational Lighting
Seven people were taken to a local hospital, all passengers have now been accounted for; the captain is amongst the victims.
The final conclusion is that it was most likely ice accumulation that led to her ultimate demise.
On Sept. 12, 1944, the liberty ship George Ade was torpedoed off Cape Hatteras, N.C., by German Sub U-518. Coast Guard Cutters Jackson and Bedloe were sent out on a rescue mission during a hurricane. The mission ended with the loss of both cutters, including 21 of 22 officers and enlisted personnel.
A blog post on the International Ice Patrol from MidAtlantic US Coast Guard District.
USCG Atlantic area historian, William H. Thiesen, Ph.D. recalls the heroic rescue of the Cutter Escanaba shortly before her sinking.
The vessel was spotted by passing Liberian-flagged bulk carrier ship Skiathos on June 7th.