The Nordic Heritage Museum on Wednesday will host a premiere showing of "Tragedy and Courage on the Bering Sea," a video documentary about the Oct. 20, 2002, explosion and fire aboard the fishing vessel Galaxy.
The Nordic Heritage Museum on Wednesday hosts a premiere showing of “Tragedy and Courage on the Bering Sea,” a video documentary about the Oct. 20, 2002, explosion and fire on the fishing vessel Galaxy.
There were 25 men and a woman aboard the 190-foot factory longliner, and the force of the explosion blew several crew members into the sea. Three died, and the rest were rescued after Capt. David Shoemaker was able to make VHF radio contact as he battled wheelhouse flames.
Tickets are $10 with a social hour beginning at 6 p.m. The screening is at 7 p.m. followed by questions and answers at 8:15 with Shoemaker and Cmdr. Chris Woodley, who led the Coast Guard investigation into the explosion and fire.
The museum is at 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle.