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