A sad day in my corner of the world
Posted by Sapphire , 18 August 2010 · 1564 views
I need to acknowledge a tragedy that has touched me today. I work in a corner of the New Zealand fishing industry, and that industry is a small one operating in cold and hostile waters that has today suffered the loss of six of our number. A large fishing boat sunk suddenly this morning around 400 miles off our coastline, resulting in the loss of six of the 51 crew aboard (the 45 survivors made it onto lifeboats and were taken aboard other ships in the vicinity). I didn't know the men who passed away, but my heart goes out to their families and to my friends who are involved in the company that employed them.