James Island, Washington, 14 February 1997
The 44-ft. motor lifeboat (44363) lies grounded on a rocky shore at James Island, Washington after capsizing three times, the second time stern over bow as well as being bounced on and off the rocks. The top portion of the boat had been torn away. Rips, scratches, and several deep dents marred its white hull. The boat's engine was still running when its lone survivor, Seaman Apprentice Ben Wingo, bruised and battered on the night of 12 February 1997, stepped down off the boat in waist-deep water and waded to shore where he set off a flare.