Coast Guard terminates voyage of fishing vessel for safety violations

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel 12 miles northwest of La Push, Washington.

The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, a 210-foot vessel homeported in Astoria, Ore., conducted a boarding of the fishing vessel Peruyn and terminated its voyage for multiple safety violations.

The Steadfast plans to escort the vessel to Neah Bay, Wash., where a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Neah Bay will ensure the fishing boat is safely moored.

The Coast Guard periodically checks vessels for compliance with the Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Act, which sets safety equipment requirements aboard fishing vessels. By law, vessel operators must ensure their vessels have the required safety equipment on board. This requirement prevents the loss of life by ensuring that safety equipment is on board and in good, working condition.

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