It might be related to the time of year. Storms are given names in alphabetical order as they come from a list of 21 names. That means the 9th storm of the year, every year, will start with an I.
The article mentions the past 3 storms that helped uncover the boat, all happened in the same month, within weeks of each other, for each year. So, I think the coincidence lies more in the time of year, not so much the name of the storm