The Katmai motors toward the Ballard Locks in Seattle in this undated photo. The cod processor sank west of Adak Island in the Aleutians October 22, 2008. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Times)
In sad news related to fishing in the Bering sea, the processor boat Katmai went missing early Wednesday morning (24 hours ago) as it traveled along the Aleutian Islands near the intersecting point of the Bering Sea and Northern Pacific Ocean. (see map below)
Initially one survivor was rescued by the coast guard and since that time, three more have been rescued. Five crewmen are confirmed dead, and two are still unaccounted for. There were 11 onboard in all. Keep them in your thoughts….
(map and chart courtesy of Anchorage Daily News)