28 accidents reported since crab season began off Oregon, Washington

28 accidents reported since crab season began off Oregon, Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. — Since the commercial Dungeness crab season began on January 15th, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland marine investigators have responded to 28 marine accidents involving commercial fishing vessels, with no reported deaths or serious injuries. Since the start of the season, Marine Safety Unit Portland personnel responded to an average of one marine accident per day, causalities...

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
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 season begins January 12 and the season begins January 15. Coast Guard safety teams have already...

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...

Coast Guard asks fishermen to check safety equipment in preparation for Dungeness Crab Season

Coast Guard asks fishermen to check safety equipment in preparation for Dungeness Crab Season
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard advises fishermen Monday to begin checking their vessel’s safety equipment and necessary documentation in preparation for upcoming Dungeness crab season safety spot-checks, which are scheduled to begin next month. Fishermen can go to http://ift.tt/1jviHle and click on the “Checklist Generator Page” page to download a list of actions they can take to prepare...

Coast Guard spotlights crab fishermen crab safety

Coast Guard spotlights crab fishermen crab safety
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs in America, and Dungeness crab fishing is the most deadly of all West Coast commercial fisheries. California’s commercial Dungeness crab season is scheduled to begin at midnight on November 14 for the central coast (Avila-Morro Bay to the mouth of the Russian River) and December 1 for the northern coast (Russian River to...

Emphasize boating safety, preparation, for start of Dungeness crab season

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – Expecting an increase in boating activity in the following weeks starting Jan. 15, Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay emphasizes boating safety at the start of this year’s delayed commercial Dungeness crab season. Encouraging safety first for this crabbing season, the Coast Guard strongly recommends for all mariners wear personal flotation devices while on the water as surviving...

Coast Guard to conduct safety checks for Dungeness crab season 2010

USCG file photoMCKINLEYVILLE, Calif – On November 9th through the 11th U.S. Coast Guard personnel will be conducting dockside exams and safety spot-checks in various Humboldt, Del Norte and Mendocino County ports prior to the opening of Dungeness crab season. The most dangerous job in America continues to be commercial crab fishing.  Every year, California fishermen lose their lives during crab...