Monday, March 24, 2008

Four Die, One Missing

A Seattle based fish -processing ship sank in the Bering Sea on Sunday.  Forty-two crew members who abandoned the 200 foot Alaska Ranger have been rescued.  This all took place 120 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.  A former captain of this ship has stated that he felt this ship was very top heavy and had chronic rudder problems.   The four men that died include Captain Eric Jacobsen and the Chief Engineer, Daniel Cook.

The reports say the seas were swelling with 6- 8 foot waves and 25 knot winds.  Another fish-processing ship was about 30 minutes away and was able to help in the rescue as well as the United States Coast Guard.

My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympanthy go out to the family and friends of those lost in this tragic incident.


labdancer51 said...

I hadn`t hear of this Linda, what a terrible tragedy. My thoughts are with the famillies of the men who died.

Love Sandra xxxx

jeadie05 said...

Oh how awful for the family and friends of these men ,who will be in my prayers Jan xx

pharmolo said...

I sympathise deeply, Linda. Living in a fishing port myself, I am only too aware of the dangers faced by crews every day.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((((LINDA)))))))))))))))))))I am so sorry this happend.My thoughts and prayers go out to the familys.

jimsulliv3 said...

What a terrible loss. You can only wish the best for the families.


mariealicejoan said...

Simply tragic.  My thoughts and prayers going out to the families involved.

wwfbison said...

So sad, I had heard about this on the news.