Tragedy struck fishing vessel Katmai in October 2008
FV (for Fishing Vessel) Katmai Ship was a fishing boat that operated commercially. Last year, in October it sank a few miles west of the Adak Island in the Aleutians. During its sinking, the Katmai was playing host to a film shooting and tragically 7 of the 11 crewmen onboard were killed. It wasn’t the first to face disaster. 4 other fishing vessels like the Katmai have sunk in Alaskan waters in the last 10 years, one being Artic Rose, where all 15 crew members will killed.
What’s so special about Discovery’s Deadliest Catch Season 5?
Team Discovery Channel have been there during the search and rescue operation and they’ve got amazing, raw footage to show me. It’s season 5 of “Deadliest Catch” on Discovery and I ain’t missing it.
I am still not sure if they actually found the live sinking footage, but it is definitely worth watching and waiting for. Any other questions, lemmi know.
Have a look at the following blogs for more on Katmai sinking and Discovery’s Deadliest Catch.