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Coast Guard calls off search for missing crab boat

 

February 16, 2017



ANCHORAGE (AP) – The search has been called off for the six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat missing in the icy, turbulent Bering Sea.

The fishing vessel Destination went missing early Saturday after an emergency signal from a radio beacon

registered to the ship. The signal originated from 2 miles off St. George, an island about 650 miles west of Kodiak Island.

The Coast Guard released a statement Monday night saying the search has been suspended.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the six crewmembers during this extremely difficult time,” said Re...



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