On May 3, the 52 foot long fishing vessel Sea Beast capsized and sank in the Pacific Ocean off the entrance to Quillayute River, Washington. The Sea Beast had sent out a distress call when the crew discovered the vessel was taking on water. Three crewmen were able to abandon ship into the vessel’s life raft, but the master of the Sea Beast was lost when the vessel capsized. A Coast Guard helicopter arrived on scene and rescued the 3 crew from the life raft. Authorities state the Sea Beast sank within the Olympic Marine Sanctuary with some 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel still on board.