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...

Video – Coast Guard provides commercial fishing safety training

Video - Coast Guard provides commercial fishing safety training
ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel, as part of Operation Safe Crab, are available to conduct voluntary dockside exams prior to the opening of the Dungeness crab fishery in various Oregon and Southwest Washington state ports this month. “Dungeness season coincides with some of the most dangerous conditions we see on the Pacific Northwest Coast and every year the Coast Guard responds to numerous...

Coast Guard members walk the docks of Northern California to save lives

Coast Guard members walk the docks of Northern California to save lives
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard members up and down the California coast are conducting free, dock-side inspections for fishermen as part of Operation Safe Crab, an initiative to save lives and prevent accidents. California’s crab season is scheduled to begin Nov. 15 for the central coast from Avila-Morro Bay, Calif., to the mouth of the Russian River, and Dec. 1 for the northern coast from...

Coast Guard emphasizes importance of safety during the crab season

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard reminds boaters and crab fishermen of the importance of proper safety equipment and procedures as crab season continues and the winter months approach. Crab fishing is an extremely hazardous job, and since the fishery opened on Nov. 15, 2011, there have been more than 10 search and rescue cases conducted by the Coast Guard involving crab fishermen. Thankfully,...

Coast Guard emphasizes importance of safety this Dungeness crab season

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard is stressing the importance of proper boating and fishing procedures this Dungeness crab fishing season in light of a tragic accident, which claimed the life of a fisherman in Coos Bay, Ore., Monday. The 13th Coast Guard District is conducting Operation Safe Crab in an attempt to reduce fatalities in the dangerous fishery.  The intent of this operation is to...

Dungeness crab vessel safety checks set to begin

SEATTLE — According to a study done by the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH), the west coast Dungeness crab fishery is the most dangerous fishery in the country which includes the fisheries in Alaska. In an attempt to reduce fatalities in the dangerous fishery the Coast Guard is conducting Operation Safe Crab. The intent of this operation is to improve safety and reduce...

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 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...