Fishing vessel goes down fast

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Deckhand Jason Bjaranson knew the perils of the life he had chosen as a commercial fisherman in the Pacific Ocean, so he practiced the life-or-death task of getting into his survival suit so he could do it in 13 seconds.

None of that made any difference when the Lady Cecelia went down in the night last weekend, probably in a matter of seconds, 17 miles off the rugged coast of Washington state.

When the Coast Guard reached the scene hours later, there was nothing but an oil slick, an empty life raft and some crab pots to mark where the 70-foot trawler disappeared.

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