Fishing Vessel Ruled Seaworthy After Fisherman Drowns 

A federal jury has ruled a fishing vessel that sank 60 miles off the coast of Maine and killed a fishermen was seaworthy.The jury determined the fishing vessel “Sirius” was in ship shape when it went down in July of 2005.A fisherman from Port Clyde, Gary Thorbjornson,was lost at sea. His widow as well as the two surviving crew members, including his son, filed a complaint against the family corporation that owned the boat.A judge threw out the negligence complaint.A lawyer representing the boat’s owner says the fishing vessel probably sank after striking something.