Coast Guard reminds mariners to apply safety measures as Dungeness crab season begins

Coast Guard reminds mariners to apply safety measures as Dungeness crab season begins
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 52-foot Motor Life Boat Intrepid from Coast Guard Station Coos Bay file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is reminding commercial fishermen and the boating public to remember safe boating practices and honor crabber-towboat lane agreements as the presoak period for the commercial Dungeness crab...

Coast Guard reminds icing dangers, vessel stability for winter fishing season in Alaska

Coast Guard reminds icing dangers, vessel stability for winter fishing season in Alaska
Coast Guard file photo showing fishing vessel Mar-Gun grounded on the north end of St. George Island. North winds and below freezing temperatures caused icing on the vessel. (photo by MST2 Gerald Holle) JUNEAU, Alaska –The Coast Guard reminds commercial fishing vessel operators to be aware of the dangers of icing and vessel stability as the winter fishing season gets underway across Alaska. A...

Coast Guard to conduct dockside fishing vessel exams for Bristol Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard to conduct dockside fishing vessel exams for Bristol Bay, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard will offer courtesy dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels in Bristol Bay in anticipation of the 2017 Bristol Bay salmon fishery season that begins Saturday. The Coast Guard anticipates sending examiners to the following locations for public outreach and to encourage dockside exam participation: King Salmon: June 12-23 Dillingham: June 14-21 Egegik:...

Coast Guard urges dockside safety exams for commercial fishing vessels

Coast Guard urges dockside safety exams for commercial fishing vessels
NEW ORLEANS — The 8th Coast Guard District is working to increase safety awareness and enforce safety regulations aboard commercial fishing vessels. In an effort to reduce onboard injuries, fatalities, and falls overboard, the Coast Guard will be conducting safety boardings over the next four weeks and encouraging early participation in the dockside exam and safety decal program, which becomes mandatory...

Coast Guard begins mandatory dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels

Coast Guard begins mandatory dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct Operation Get Decal, performing mandatory dockside examinations of Dungeness crab vessels at ports throughout Washington and Oregon, Monday through Friday. The goal is to ensure Dungeness crab fishing vessels comply with Coast Guard safety standards prior to the normal season opening of December 1. Commercial fishing vessels operating beyond three...

New commercial fishing vessel safety requirement to take effect Tuesday

New commercial fishing vessel safety requirement to take effect Tuesday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard urges commercial fishing vessel owners and operators to take advantage of voluntary dockside safety examinations prior to the enforcement of a new requirement Tuesday. The new requirement mandates that all commercial fishing, fish tender and fish processing vessels that operate or transit more than three nautical miles offshore  demonstrate full compliance with...

Coast Guard to require dockside safety examination on commercial fishing vessels operating more than 3 nautical miles offshore

Coast Guard to require dockside safety examination on commercial fishing vessels operating more than 3 nautical miles offshore
CLEVELAND — The 9th Coast Guard District announced today that a commercial fishing vessel safety exam will be required for all commercial fishing vessels operating beyond three nautical miles offshore. The dockside exam, which has been administered for more than a decade on a voluntary basis, will be required after Oct. 16 and affects commercial fishing vessels nationwide. The examination is free...

Commercial fishing vessel examiners see increase in non-CG approved equipment

Commercial fishing vessel examiners see increase in non-CG approved equipment
SEATTLE — Coast Guard commercial fishing vessel dockside examiners are starting to see an increasing number of inflatable survival craft installed on some commercial fishing vessels that are not Coast Guard-approved. Non-Coast Guard approved life rafts may pose a danger to commercial fishing vessel operators and their crews during emergencies at sea. These life rafts are not acceptable for survival...

Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet terminates voyage of two commercial fishing vessels

JUNEAU, Alaska – A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet terminated the voyage of two commercial fishing vessels for safety violations during a boarding in the Gulf of Alaska Monday escorting them to King Cove.