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.