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...

Coast Guard spotlights crab fishing safety

USCG file photo SEATTLE – Thirteenth Coast Guard District personnel will conduct vessel safety spot checks and voluntary dockside exams in various Northwest ports on Nov. 15-19, 2010, and Nov. 22-24, 2010, just prior to the opening of the Oregon and Washington State Dungeness Crab fishery. Coast Guard examiners will spot-check primary lifesaving equipment and pot loading practices on vessels...