Wednesday, October 22, 2008

F/V Katmai In Trouble - Updated

The 93 foot catcher processor Katmai may have gone down on the fishing grounds on it's way back to Dutch Harbor with a load of cod. Please keep the crew of the Katmai in your prayers as the Coast Guard conducts a search for the missing 11 crew members. You can read the full story here.

Update 10-23-08 - The Coast Guard has rescued 4 crew members, 5 are confirmed dead, and two are still missing. The Katmai sinking is unfortunately one of several in recent years involving vessels that have been modified from their intended purpose.


Anonymous said...

God bless them one and all

Bren said...

How difficult it must be right now. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Lothian said...

Bless them. I read there are at least 3 confirmed dead. May their families one day find peace. Sending my love to Alaska.

Lori said...

Very sad story to read this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and with everyone else fishing in the Bering Sea.

Carlisleboy said...

Prayers to St. Andrew

Patron of Fishermen, fish dealers

O glorious St. Andrew, you were the first to recognize and follow the Lamb of God. With your friend, St. John, you remained with Jesus for that first day, for your entire life, and now throughout eternity. As you led your brother, St. Peter, to Christ and many others after him, draw us also to Him. Teach us to lead others to Christ solely out of love for Him and dedication in His service. Help us to learn the lesson of the Cross and to carry our daily crosses without complaint so that they may carry us to Jesus. Amen.