On November 29, 2014, at 0611 local time, the 73-foot-long fishing vessel Blazer, loaded with Dungeness crab pots, sank in the Pacific Ocean about 8 miles west of Siletz Bay, Oregon. All five crewmembers abandoned ship and were rescued by the US Coast Guard. The Blazer, valued at $950,000, sank with 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel and mixed lube oil products on board. No pollution was sighted.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the sinking of the Blazer was flooding from an unknown point of ingress.