Coast Guard ramps up safety checks for fishermen in preparation for Dungeness Crab Season

Coast Guard ramps up safety checks for fishermen in preparation for Dungeness Crab Season
Mr. Michael Mitchell, a Coast Guard marine inspector, explains what to look for while inspecting a life ring in San Francisco, Nov. 8, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton. SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard personnel began conducting dockside exams and safety spot-checks Tuesday in San Francisco to identify discrepancies aboard fishing vessels prior to the Dungeness Crab...

Boating safety emphasized at start of salmon season

Boating safety emphasized at start of salmon season
ALAMEDA, Calif. — To coincide with the start of this year’s recreational salmon season May 10, the Coast Guard will be conducting Commercial Fishing Vessel safety spot-checks and encouraging voluntary dockside exams April 29-30, 2014 in fishing harbors throughout Northern California. Nationally, Safe Boating Week is the week before Memorial Day but in order to be ready for a safe salmon season...

Coast Guard stresses the importance of life jackets, proper sleep while crabbing

Coast Guard stresses the importance of life jackets, proper sleep while crabbing
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard emphasizes the importance of well-rested crews and vessel operators and continues to stress the value of wearing a lifejacket while working on deck in light of one death and two close calls this crab season here in the Pacific Northwest. Failure to wear a lifejacket, despite doing everything else right, caused a man to lose his life while crabbing off the Washington...

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel Coral voyage in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel Coral voyage in Prince William Sound, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel in Prince William Sound for safety violations Monday. A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang escorted the 43-foot fishing vessel Coral to Whittier after they discovered the crew operating without functional fire extinguishers. The Coral’s crew has been ordered to fix the discrepancy prior to getting underway...

Operation Safe Crab: dockside safety checks for 2011-12 dungeness crab season

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Weeks before the opening of Dungeness crab season, the Coast Guard will increase their presence on the docks of Eureka, Noyo River and Crescent City harbors from Nov. 8 to 10 conducting dockside exams and safety spot checks on fishing vessels. With commercial crab fishing the most dangerous job in America, this grassroots effort is part of the Coast Guard’s “Operation...

Coast Guard escorts distressed vessel into Garibaldi Bay

SEATTLE — A Coast Guard 47-foot motor life boat crew from Station Tillamook Bay, Ore., completed the escort of the 31-foot fishing vessel Two Sons, to Garibaldi Bay, Ore., Tuesday. The Coast Guard responded after receiving an initial report, Monday, that the vessel had 500 gallons of water on board that resulted from ice melt in the fish storage compartment. The vessel, which had two crewmembers...

Coast Guard releases Operation Safe Catch numbers for Virginia and North Carolina

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard has completed Operation Safe Catch and released the final numbers, Thursday, after six months of education, outreach and enforcement Thursday.