The Coast Guard says a fish processing boat with 11 crew members on board is missing*UPDATE*

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard says a fish processing boat with 11 crew members on board is missing off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

The agency received a distress signal just after 1 a.m. Wednesday from the 93-foot boat Katmai, which is home-ported in Seattle.

The military says all that searchers had found by noon Wednesday were two empty survival suits, a partially deflated life raft, and the emergency beacon registered to the Katmai. There were no signs of the boat or crew members.

The Katmai is owned by Katmai Fisheries Inc., based in Ballard, a company official told KOMO 4 News. The boat is based in Kodiak during the fishing season.

The Coast Guard said weather conditions were 35 mph winds with 10-15 foot seas and a rain/snow mix, limiting visibility to three miles.

The Katmai was headed toward an island in the Aleutian chain with a load of cod. The company says the crew is from all over the Northwest.


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