The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that a master's decision to navigate in an area with uncharted rocks, close in to shore, resulted in the grounding and capsizing of a commercial fishing vessel off Kodiak last year. 

On the morning of August 7, 2022, the purse seine vessel Challenger was operating off the coast of Kodiak Island. The captain, who had 15 years of experience in the area, chose to stay closer to shore in the lee of a cape in order to reduce the effects of weather.

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