Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sadness In Dutch

My first day off since January 1st was marred by the breaking story of the sinking of the catcher processer Alaska Ranger today resulting in the deaths of four crew members with a fifth still missing about 120 miles west of Dutch Harbor. The same Bering Sea that looks like mercury in the last rays of the sun along Little South America took a 200 foot vessel to the bottom reminding us all how dangerous this industry of putting seafood on the table can be. My heart goes out to the families of the lost fishermen.

5 comments:

Lori said...

My heart stopped as I read the headline in the Seattle Times last night, about a fishing vessel that went down in the Bearing Sea. My heart and prayers go out to all the families involved.

pat said...

God bless them and their families

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Oh God, I'm sorry, Steve. I'll keep their families in mind, plus the survivors.
The reality of the Bering Sea is so painful sometimes.

Kym said...

The sea does look like mercury in your beautiful photo. May the peace so wonderfully captured in it help ease the families.

Lothian said...

What a tragedy so see the Bering Sea take yet more men into her depths. I can only hope that some day the families can have peace. *sending much love to Dutch Harbor*