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Posted: 12:36 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

‘Deadliest Catch’ fishing friends lost in Bering Sea

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Fisherman are pictured here on a commercial fishing vessel, like one that was lost on the Bering Sea last weekend. The crew of the cable reality show 'Deadliest Catch' knew the crew of the crabbing boat Destination and are mourning the loss. 

By Shelby Lin Erdman

Cox Media Group National Content Desk

The stars of the cable reality show “Deadliest Catch” are in shock after news that their friends on a commercial crabbing ship were lost when the boat sank over the weekend in the Bering Sea.

The Destination, a 98-foot Seattle-based crab boat with a six-man crew, disappeared 2 miles off the Pribilof Island of St. George.

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 The Coast Guard has called off its search for survivors. It rushed to the scene when an emergency radio transmission was received early Saturday.

When rescuers arrived at the emergency beacon location, they found an oil slick, buoys, and a life ring, the Associated Press reported.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the crew members aboard the F/V Destination and their families.

Posted by Deadliest Catch on Monday, February 13, 2017

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the crew members aboard the F/V Destination and their families,” the “Deadliest Catch” show said in a post on its Facebook page.

Commercial fishing and crabbing in the Bering Sea is a dangerous business with icy winters, big seas, and heavy equipment.

Prayers for these 6 men"lost at sea"and their families.  I love this show. I've been watching it for sometime now. It...

Posted by Gregory Browning on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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