Wednesday, January 7, 2009

F/V Seabrooke

Goldfish and I went to Alaska Ship Supply on the Dutch harbor side at lunch and it was a somber ride after passing the Seabrooke unloading at Harbor Crown.  

We have heard from several boat captains that the amount of floating ice is bad on the opilio grounds right now and it's supposed to blow hard for 10 days so no one is in a hurry to get out there at the moment.  Lets hope conditions improve soon and the rest of the season can be safe for the fleet.

11 comments:

Lori said...

Thank you for the picture of the F/V Seabrooke and update on the weather conditions. Ice - not good, I remember one of the captains on the DC show say that ice can cut right through a boat if not careful. I pray the weather conditions improve and hope for safe fishing for all.

purrduedvm said...

Thanks for the photo. I'm sure there is a solemn feeling all around up there. Our hearts and prayers are with the family of the lost crewmember. I hope the whole ice and weather situation doesn't put all the guys out there THAT much longer. ♠

Donna Wasneski said...
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Donna Wasneski said...

Thanks I published your link on NW forums we can all share concerns and prayers

TexasHoosier said...

Thanks for the update and photo...I imagine that up there it is something everyone knows will happen soon or later, but still doesn't make it easier for anyone when it happens! Prayers for the crew, families, and community.

Lori said...

Is your blog hater back CB? I hope not!

Lori said...

Oops, sorry Steve! I switch so often between you and CB! Oh, and note for Donna - Steve's link has been published many times on the NW forum. We love his blog!

Kim said...

Thanks for the pics and update Steve. Hopefully the ice will be pushed back up north. Isnt it a bit soon for the ice pack to descend?

Alaska Steve said...

The wind is blowing from the north, it will be getting worse before it gets better.

Kim said...

Yuck. Well the one good thing...its no longer derby style. SO captains can delay a little bit to keep their crews safe.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

The wind is blowing very hard on the northern California coast, seas are 10 to 15 feet and whitecaps all over.

BZ