F/V DESTINATION apparently has gone Down to Sea with it’s crew

The F/V Destination, a Seattle-based crab boat, is missing in Alaska. (Photography by Salty Dog Maritime)

 

According to an article in the Seattle Times,

” The missing 98½-foot crab boat sent out an emergency locator-beacon signal around 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Brian Dykens said. The beacons are designed to be automatically activated when a vessel goes down, providing a location for searchers.

The beacon went off about two miles northwest of St. George Island in the Pribilofs, a group of four islands about 200 miles north of Unalaska, Alaska.

 

 

 

A Coast Guard search has turned up the Destination’s locator EPIRB — Emergency Position Indication Radio Beacon — and a debris field containing buoys, a life ring and an oil sheen from the boat”

“The six-member crew of the Seattle-based crab boat F/V Destination had yet to begin their snow-crab harvest when the vessel disappeared Saturday morning amid chilly winter temperatures in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska.”

“the Destination is owned by David R. Wilson, a longtime crabber who lives in Washington state. Barcott said the vessel was used as a crabber and also as a tender for other summer fisheries.

According to Coast Guard records, the Destination was built in 1981.

” the Destination had a “good and experienced crew” and that it “is a mystery as to what may have happened here.”

He said that Wilson has been in contact with the families of the crew members, but that the owner Monday did not yet want to release their names.”

The full article here.

“Crab boats are most susceptible to capsizing when fully loaded with pots stacked on the deck. This is especially true in the winter months when icing conditions may occur, according to a 2010 safety review of the fleet submitted to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council by a then-Coast Guard officer involved in marine safety and a researcher for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

At least eight of 12 vessels lost between 1990 and 1999 were headed to the crab grounds, or returning, in a fully loaded condition, according to the analysis.”

F/V Destination ~ February 11, 2017 ~ (sunk)
F/V Exito ~ December 6, 2016 ~ 2 never recovered (sinking)
F/V Alaskan Dream ~ February 28, 2015 ~ Sean O’Callahan (medical)
F/V Cynosure ~ October 15, 2014 ~ Jonathan Paul Brown (medical emergency)
F/V Seeker March 12, 2014 ~ Eric Eder (fell overboard)
F/T Alaska Ocean ~ March 11, 2014 ~ Franz d’Alquen (onboard accident)
December 18, 2013 ~ Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf died in a Seattle hospital as a result of injuries sustained during search and rescue operations Nov. 11, 2013 while serving aboard Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. He was conducting small boat operations to assist the disabled F/V Alaska Mist.
F/V Swift ~ June 19, 2013 ~ Alan Young (fell overboard)
F/V Darlin’ Michelle ~ October 23, 2012 ~ Theodore Lynch (fell overboard)
F/V Flying Ocean ~ October 12, 2012 ~ Latroye Lamont Williams (fell overboard)
F/V Maverick ~ September 28, 2012 ` Kelly Dickerson (trapped)
F/V Advantage ~ September 1, 2012 ~ Skipper Leif Bolan(hypothermia) Jaime Gallega (lost)
F/V Eleanor S ~ July 4, 2012 ~ Richard Boyce (fell overboard)
F/V Alaska Juris ~ March 1, 2012 ~ Andrew “Drew” Fotu (accident)
F/V Glacier Spirit ~ March 9, 2012 ~ Joe Haller (fell overboard)
F/V Northern Belle ~ April 20, 2010 ~ Captain Rob Royer
F/V Cornelia Marie ~ February 9, 2010 ~ Captain Phil Harris (medical condition)
F/V Miss Colleen ~ July 31, 2009 ~ Benjamin Symmes (fell overboard)
F/V Alaska Warrior ~ July 6, 2009 ~ Identity not available (fell overboard)
F/V Rebecca Irene ~ July 5, 2009 ~ Nhial Opiew (fell overboard)
F/V Seabrooke ~ Jan 6, 2009 ~ Keith Criner (pulled overboard)
F/V Katmai ~ Oct 22, 2008 ~ Jake Gilman, Glenn Harper, Fuli Lemusu, Joshua Leonguerrero, Cedric Smith, Robert Davis, Carlos Zabala
F/V Alaska Ranger ~ March 23, 2008 ~ Captain Eric Peter Jacobsen, David Silveira, Byron Carrillo, Daniel Cook, Satoshi Konno
F/V Nezzen ~ July 3, 2007 ~ Jeffrey Steele
F/V Sea Warrior ~ 2007 ~ Jeff Nes (fell from a stack of pots)
F/V Ocean Challenger ~ Oct 18, 2006 ~ Captain David “Cowboy” Hafflequist, Walter Foster, Steve Esparza
F/V Vega ~ Sept 4, 2006 ~ Captain Mike Price
F/V Bodysnatcher ~ Aug 20, 2006 ~ Richard Septien
F/V Calico Dog, aka Lady Alliene ~ May 7, 2006 ~ Norman Fain
F/V Slayer ~ Mar 10, 2006 ~ Rick Nebert, Matt Young
F/V Northern Dawn ~ Feb 23, 2006 ~ Scott Trible, Frank Richard
F/V Home Fire ~ Aug 31, 2005 ~ Mark Smith
F/V Cory B ~ Aug 21, 2005 ~ Myron Rapacz
F/V Grayling ~ Aug 1, 2005 ~ Matthew Trosvig
F/V Diane Carol ~ June 14, 2005 ~ 1 lost
F/V Rocky Pass ~ March 15, 2005 ~ LeRoy Martin, Fredrick Martin
F/V Sultan ~ Jan 16, 2005 ~ Manu Lagai Jr. (washed overboard)
F/V Big Valley ~ Jan 15, 2005 ~ Captain Gary Edwards, Danny Vermeersch, Josias Luna, Carlos Rivera, Aaron Marrs
F/V Jeanoah ~ Sept 21, 2004 ~ Joe Spink, (dragged overboard)
F/V Shaman ~ Oct 20, 2003 ~ Vernon Rosendahl (washed overboard)
F/V Ms Everett ~ July 2003 ~ Theodore Hahler
F/V Western Queen ~ Nov 4, 2002 ~ Mike Moran (washed overboard)
F/V Galaxy ~ Oct 20, 2002 ~ Jerry Stephens, George Karn, Jose Lino Rodas
F/V Clipper Express ~ Oct 20, 2002 ~ Daniel Schmiedt (lost when aiding in the rescue of the Galaxy)
F/V Nesika ~ Dec 11, 2001 ~ Captain Robert Thompson, Steven Langlot, Ben Eder, Jarid Hamrick
F/V Exito ~ Oct 17, 2001 ~ Scott Powell (washed overboard)
F/V Arctic Rose ~ April 2, 2001 ~ Captain David E. Rundall, Aaron Broderick, Jimmy Conrad, Edward Haynes, G.W. Kandris, Kenneth Kivlin, Jeff Meincke, Mike Olney, Shawn Bouchard, James Mills, Kerry Egan, Angel Mendez, Alejandro Ortiz Espino, Justino Opoll Romero, Alejandro Cortes
F/V Amber Dawn ~ March 5, 2001 ~ Doug Rowe, Roman Telak
F/V Canyon Enterprise ~ Jan 2001 ~ Clark Sparks
F/V Seawolf ~ April 23, 1999 ~ Scott Weismantal
F/V Lin J ~ March 18, 1999 ~ Captain Blake W. Kinnear, John R. McKerley, Jason Conlon, Marc “Shayne” Hill, Aaron Miller-Moylan
F/V Evanick ~ Apr 25, 1998 ~ Captain Carl VanValkenberg, Robert Ritchie, Harry Mondessette, Shawn Gibson
F/V LaConte ~ Feb 2, 1998 ~ Captain Mark Morley, Dave Hanlon
F/V Kristen Gail ~ Feb 2, 1998 ~ Chris Rosendahl (washed overboard)
F/V Sultan ~ Jan 26, 1998 ~ Scott Gabryshak (onboard accident)
F/V Troika ~ Sept. 22, 1997 ~ Captain Carl Koso
F/V Yukon Queen ~ Sept 2, 1996 ~ Brian Rudolph (swept overboard)
F/V Platonida ~ July 1996? ~ Jack Lungren (fell overboard)
F/V Pacesetter ~ Jan 27, 1996 ~ Captain Matthew Pope, Stephen Mack, Richard Anderson, Michael Kirk Ericson, Byron Koesterman, Elias Pena, Stanley Estesad
F/V Northwest Mariner ~ Jan 15, 1995 ~ Larry Johnston, Bob Peterson, Jim C. Foster, Troy Collins, Bruce Forde, Rob Olsen
F/V Amber Dawn II ~ Dec 6, 1994 ~ 4 Lost
F/V Fierce Competitor ~ Oct 27, 1994 ~ Captain Robbie Simonsens, Vicki Simonsens (wife of Robbie), 3 other crew members
F/V Northern Enterprise ~ Feb 25, 1994 ~ Joe Stenson (washed overboard)
F/V St. Matthew ~ Feb 22, 1994 ~ Tom Gardiner
F/V Nettie H ~ Sept 13, 1993 ~ Blake Grinstein, Peter Soileau, David Soileau, Daniel Soileau, Julie Mereness (girlfriend of David)
F/V Lady Of Good Voyage ~ March 9, 1993 ~ Gregory R. Schwindt, Jeremy S. Hunter, Larry Hoover, Eddie Hoover
F/V Bering Empire ~ Sept 1992 ~ Mark J. Matuszeski, (pulled overboard)
F/V Bering Empire ~ June 1992 ~ Perry Christopher, (onboard accident)
F/V Gulf Wind ~ April 3,1992 ~ Brian Bugg (pulled overboard)
F/V St George ~ Jan 4, 1992 ~ Captain David Parkes, Terry James, Brian Schouten, George Dahl, Kevin Clark, Shawn McWethy
F/V Magnum ~ 1992 ~ Joseph Blake
F/V Bering Empire ~ Dec 14, 1991 ~ Eric Thomas (onboard accident)
F/V Harvey G ~ Nov 22, 1991 ` Captain Ken Krumal, John Morgan, 2 others
F/V Berta ~ Apr 28, 1991 ~ John Spears, Mike L’Ami
F/V Barbarosa ~ Feb 1991 ~ Captain George Brandenburg, Dennis Olberding, Don Bright, Darryl Gross, Brian McPherson, Tim Schmitt
F/V Glacier Enterprise ~ Feb 2, 1991 ~ 1 onboard accident
F/V Red Jacket ~ Nov 28, 1990 ~ Sam Batchelder, John Slagill
F/V Pacific Apollo ~ Oct 24, 1990 ~ Captain Pat Berg, Len Dodge, Terry Goebel
F/V Aleutian Enterprise ~ Mar 22, 1990 ~ Nello Marciel, Matt Schneider, John Dieterich, Robert Davis Jr., Robert W. McCord, Joseph Alaimo, Jeff “Skip” Houston, Javier Martin Castro Valenzula, David Jefferies (passenger)
F/V Legend ~ Apr 28, 1989 ~ Richard Wiard, Mike Barney, Dave Garner
F/V Vestfjord ~ Jan 30, 1989 ~ Captain Dick LaGary, Kevin Melnick, Ricky Kristovich, Doug Harding, Bill Hodgins, Danny McDonall (passenger)
F/V Arctic II ~ Dec 12, 1988 ~ Captain Stan Michna, Gary Heeney
F/V George W ~ March 15, 1988 ~ Jim Miller, 2 others lost
F/V Pacific Apollo ~ Jan 26, 1988 ~ Tyler Bricker (pulled overboard)
F/V Nordfjord ~ Sept 19, 1987 ~ Captain Gudjonroy Gudjonsson, Marty Mercer, Chris, Boss, Gretra Halgorsson, Bill Schmalfeldt
F/V Cape Chacon ~ June 19, 1987 ~ Tom Banks
F/V Normar II ~ September 11, 1986 ~ Captain Alex Hallsworth, three other crew members
F/V Aleutian Harvester ~ Nov 26, 1985 ~ Danny L. Martin, Stan Anderson, Mark Zimny
F/V Western Sea ~ Aug 15, 1985 ~ Captain Jerald Bouchard, Peter L. Berry, Stewart Darling, William Posey, Chris McLain, Christopher Hofer
F/V Endeavor ~ Sept 23, 1983 ~ Marshall Patrick, John Bartee, Pat Gillen, Jeff Rhodes
F/V Golden Viking ~ Sept 1, 1983 ~ Michael McKee, Nick Moe
F/V Ocean Grace ~ Aug 1, 1983 ~ Captain Harold Pedersen, 3 others lost
F/V Sea Hawk ~ March 12, 1983 ~ Justina Jenny McGlashan
F/V Altair ~ Feb 14, 1983 ~ Captain – Ron Beirnes, Lark Breckinridge, Troy Gudbranson, Jeff Martin, Tony Vienhage, Brad Melvin, Roy Harvey
And sister vessel
F/V Americus ~ Feb 14, 1983 ~ Captain George Nations, his son Jeff Nations, Brent Boles, Larry Littlefield, Paul Northcutt, Victor Bass, Rich Awes
F/V Lady Ann ~ October 6, 1982 ~ Paul Fonzi (Lost)
F/V Investor (fire) ~ September 7, 1982 ~ Skipper Mark Coulthurst, Irene Coulthurst, KimberlyCoulthurst, JohnCoulthurst, Michael Stewart, Jerome Keown, Dean Moon, Chris Heyman
F/V St. Patrick ~ Dec 2, 1981 ~ James Jobe, Clifford Stigall, Gary Todd Stalling, Vanessa Sander, Thomas Kauppinen, Donnie Lee Newton, Randy Ryker, Wilson Pair, Charles Parlett
F/V Cloverleaf ~ April 1980 ~ Wink Cissel, Kim Handland
F/V Hellion ~ Nov 1979 Maron Going, Ronald Hoffman, Walt Laughead
F/V Shapacy ~ Dec 7, 1978 ~ Woody Smith, Shaun E. Kirby
F/V Epic ~ Nov 4, 1978 ~ Captain Reid Hiner, Bob Waage, 2 others lost
F/V Master Carl ~ April 26, 1976 ~ Captain Thomas “Tom” Leroy Miller,Tom Davidson
F/V Silver Star ~ Oct 1961 ~ Raymond Martin, Charles Nelsen Jr., Benny Bowers
F/V Dixie ~ 1950 ~ Fred Wetche, Fred “Bubby” Wetche Jr.
from:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/bering-sea-memorial-page/those-gone-too-soon/1117617351628268

https://www.shipwrecklog.com/log/2017/02/destination/

http://fisherynation.com/

 

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Oroville Dam UPDATE !!!

http://www.drroyspencer.com/2017/02/is-failure-of-the-oroville-dam-possible/

Is Failure of the Oroville Dam Possible?

February 11th, 2017 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

“The last couple of days have not made me very confident in the predictions of engineers associated with the Oroville Dam.

While I am a climate researcher, and not hydrologist, it took me less than an hour midday yesterday (see comments here) to estimate that the emergency spillway would be breached around 9 a.m. PST this morning. I was off by an hour…it was breached at 8 a.m.

But engineers were leaning toward the lake level never getting that high (901 ft.)

This kind of calculation isn’t rocket science. As long as inflow into the lake exceeds outflow (both of which are monitored hourly), the lake level will rise.

Why were engineers reluctant to predict the (admittedly historic) event?”

 

http://www.kcra.com/article/oroville-spillway-outflows-increase-as-damage-continues/8701837

The latest releases have caused even more damage widening the hole and cutting away at the side of the hill. The lake is at about 95% so they have to keep releasing I would suspect. This is an earthen dam and if this thing goes it will be a major catastrophe. If you live in California stay alert you do not want to have all that water and earth coming at you.

here is a short video:

A video posted on YouTube shows big trouble at the dam, as the spillway has developed an almost 200 ft. hole. For the earthen filled dam this may turn out to serious, though officials are saying there is no danger at this point. .

According to Wikipedia this is the most important water source for the California Department of Water Resources’ State Water Project.

“The Oroville-Thermalito Complex is a group of reservoirs, structures, and facilities located in and around the city of Oroville in Butte County, California. The complex serves not only as a regional water conveyance and storage system, but is the headwaters for, and therefore perhaps is the most vital part of, the California Department of Water Resources’ State Water Project, the world’s largest publicly built and operated water and power development and conveyance system.”

Courtesy: Richard Winterrowd

Richard Winterrowd

CBS13 reports,

“Operators increased their water releases at the dam on Tuesday as a significant storm rolled through Northern California. However, as peak water releases started happening around noon, people started noticing some concerning signs”

In terms of a catastrophic failure besides the residents below who could lose everything and the immediate lose of life, there also could be major impacts throughout California in terms of water and power.

This is something to definitely keep an eye on.

Fukushima Update 2/7/2017

Image may contain: one or more people and indoorHave not been able to spend too much time watching the live streams, right now it is night in Japan, but will try to get more shots today. My YouTube videos on the smoke coming from Reactor #1 have been being hit by trolls with fake accounts, saying all kinds of stuff about my videos being bogus and such. This just adds credibility ( in my opinion) to my thoughts that it is steam or smoke we saw boiling out of that building.

Here are the videos I have on it so far:

https://www.gofundme.com/hke3swus

 

 

An Afternoon Poem

FWFTF

not every man is evil

not every man is evil
not every man hits
at the woman
said he ‘loves’
nor speaks low
and grotesque
mean or sexual
nor to provoke

not every man is evil
not every man lies
at the woman
said he “loves”
nor flirts low
and sweetly
secretly behind
nor to cheat

not every man is evil
not every man puffs
at the woman
says he “loves”
nor puts down
and degrades
loud or unknown
nor to be top

not every man is evil
every man is evil
man is evil
and there is
no excuse
for me

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or two…

Route 66 Hiking to Hitch

asphalt bubbling along summer roads
steps turn into enemies heavy and sticky
battling this backpack an elephant above
piggyback riding me the first twelve miles
leaving Chicago alone on double sixes
two thousand four hundred thirty six left
four wheels the brain talk constant now
feet swelled and blistered boots eyelets drip
their wet balls travel down tight nylon laces
mocking me in steam rising clouds of queries
they hit hot pavement ahead of each footprint
in black quicksand stuck thumb extended
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Psalm 20 King James Version (KJV)

  The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions.

Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

Save, Lord: let the king hear us when we call.

 

Some People Trust In Elephants

bight and fiery tracers wiz past
seeking out targets of consent
with flares above affording sight

bombs blare their acceptance
speaking in corrupt vile intensity
the campaign potty training trail

unsightly exposure to deceit
fear driving the party platform
restless inductees working late

buying and selling fear and doom
donations left on the convention floor
the janitors making the laws here

sold to crowds lighted glasses
religious icons of american pop
a cultural class of warfare hype

black widow apocalyptic purse
empty handed jesters distributing
their powerful tonics of positions

building bridges of human suffering
so as to reach the greener pastures
which silently sound proper affiliations

the key to chastity’s broken note belt
leaking spent oil as much as e-mails
best thing just take the bullet and run

while some people trust in elephants,
and other people will trust in donkeys
we trust in the Name of the Lord Our God

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PSALM 19

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The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of theLord is sure, making wise the simple.

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of theLord are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

 

 

POETRY ON SATURDAY January 14,2016

 

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Credit: Claudia Filos 

a beatnik wood song session

pine cones litter earths skin
squirrels gather loose acorns
squeaking out hip approvals
a beatnik wood song session

Down East Dreaming

traps neatly stacked high
as seaside condo units rise
along once quiet shores
buoys fill old barrels rustic
child’s toy box full of tops
spin the old sights seen

beyond nets cascading
theaters curtain drawn
fog rolls across stage set
each mornings moorings
pastel painted sunrise

a reflection on glass seas
from distance heard waves
the bell buoy rings one
in time with the salty scene
crying gulls scream meals
diving for each bite tossed

as chum flies wings flap
water untouched by sky
bright colored crustaceans
feed a Down East tradition
old lobster-man’s dream

Timbers Traveled Less

capeann
Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial Statue
sturdy timbers my steps plodding over boots slap
deeply weathered the grains holds secret records
crevices containing ages of scrapbook ephemera
oil dipped pilings proud twice daily display barnacle
encrusted sides holding then dripping the oceans
saliva witnessed by seabirds or mermaids believed
extinct now among seafarers, a myth to fools dry
earth dwellers more aptly described without a name
among they that go down to sea in ships remembered
those tracks in the timbers a course less sailed each
follows one down the lands end to a widows walk
worn the treading of anxious gazes and rector visits
all to often known my steps now light dishonoring
not this memorial found on timbers traveled less

Into The Foggy Night

snuggled in safely, by granite walls
outside the white capped seas rage
fog horns blow, rolling in a grey mist
breached, tsunami clouds engulfing
Lanes Cove shelters a wooden skiff
night drips from the Cape Ann skies
moonbeams pan a lighthouse show
we lick salty lips on the shore rocks

gulls watch the September tide rise
as we follow the summer sun setting
wishing that June came every week
if so tomorrow we’d walk Bass Rocks
and then down on the boulevard late
but vacations come only once a year
so silently we count the lobster traps
as we disappear into the foggy night

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