FV Northern Belle

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Name: Northern Belle
Owner: Northern Belle, Inc.
Builder: Blue Streak Industries
Yard number: SV35 (hull number)
Completed: 1979
Out of service: April 20, 2010
Homeport: Seattle, Washington
Fate: Sunk in the Gulf of Alaska, April 20, 2010
Notes: Formerly Cortez
General characteristics
Type: Commercial fishing vessel
Tonnage: 95 gt
Length: 75.1 ft (22.9 m)
Beam: 24.1 ft (7.3 m)
Depth: 8.6 ft (2.6 m)
Notes: [1]

FV Northern Belle was a fishing vessel that sank in the Gulf of Alaska on April 20, 2010. Three of her four crew were rescued alive; her captain, Robert Royer, died before rescue teams arrived.[2]


  1. ^ "Coast Guard Vessel Documentation". NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Joling, Dan (April 21, 2010). "Fisherman Recounts Rescue as Boat Sinks off Alaska". ABC News. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 

Coordinates: 59°10′N 146°47′W / 59.167°N 146.783°W / 59.167; -146.783 (Last reported position of the Northern Belle, April 20, 2010)