Update on the Katmai

Video of part of the US Coastguard rescue of the Katmai survivors…

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue of four survivors from the 92-foot fishing vessel Katmai 100 miles west of Adak in the Aleutian Islands. Oct. 22, 2008. 081022-G-0000A-100-Katmai Survivors (U.S. Coast Guard video/Air Station Kodiak)

The latest numbers seem to be that five men lost their lives in the tragic sinking of the Cod processor Katmai earlier this week, two are still missing, and four have been rescued.  Once again the fishing industry and others around the nation are shocked with how quickly and  deadly accidents occurr out on the Bering Sea.  The Discovery website has a new post in their Inside the Catch blog on the Katmai and even Capt. Phil Harris of the F/V Cornelia Marie–who happened to fly back to Seattle, Washington for a quick visit to the doctor–discussed the tragedy with a reporter from Kiro TV.

Read more on the Katmai and the men who’ve lost their lives

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2 Responses to Update on the Katmai

  1. alaska local says:

    by Channel 2 News staff
    Thursday, October 30, 2008

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The investigation into last week’s sinking of the fishing boat Katmai has uncovered a mayday call sent before the ship sank.

    The Kodiak Coast Guard station received the call 101 minutes before the radio signal that triggered the search for survivors.

    The Coast Guard has not confirmed that the call came from the Katmai. It was not heard by the watch stander in Kodiak and was not reported as being heard by anyone else.

  2. Dawn says:

    The news we hear about boats in trouble is as heart wrenching, as the scenes in the show. We, as fans should remember that our fishermen, the processor ships and their crews live it. And we should pray for the lost soles, those in trouble and remember they are just like us but they work in a place we choose not to live because of the harsh nature of the sea. We must appreciate these people and praise them for the work they do for us, in the lower 48. May He watch over the families of all crews and the all the people of our great state of Alaska and her Bering Sea.

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