Where is the lost fishing boat Tammy? Two wreck hunters think they know – Los Angeles Times

Calm seas and clear weather greeted the fishing boat Tammy as it set out from San Pedro on July 11, 1994, to cast its nets for sea cucumbers — and then disappeared.

The 40-foot, steel-hulled vessel carried a crew of four Vietnamese fishermen that night. Two of their bodies were found the next day in the shipping lanes off Newport Beach. The others were never recovered.

“To this day, we do not have even a death certificate for my dad because they never found him,” Thai Minh Ta said of Cong Minh Ta, the boat’s owner.

He and other children of the ill-fated fishermen have longed to know what happened to the men — and the boat that carried them to their deaths.