Oregon man, 1 of 3 killed in capsizing near Newport, voiced concerns over skipper’s experience

It was to be the last trip for Joshua Porter aboard the Mary B II.

Instead, he became one of three men killed when the 42-foot fishing vessel ran aground while crossing the Yaquina Bay bar on Tuesday night. Also on board were skipper Stephen Biernacki, 50, and James Lacy, 48, both of New Jersey.

“Josh had spoken to some people on Friday that this would be his last trip on the boat and as of the 12th he had a new job lined up,” said Celeste Paranto, a friend of Porter’s. “He told friends that the crew

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