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...

Cold weather brings icing dangers to Northeast mariners

BOSTON –The Coast Guard is urging mariners to use caution as the combination of freezing water and air temperatures pose a serious threat to mariners. As temperatures drop, the spray familiar to boaters can quickly turn to ice on equipment and the superstructure of a vessel, causing safety gear to malfunction and affect vessel stability. In general, icing occurs when air temperatures are between...

Coast Guard warns boat owners of danger from excess snow and ice

BOSTON- The Coast Guard is advising boat owners about the danger posed to their vessels by the recent and continuing snow storms and severe icing. The Coast Guard has responded to several incidents within the past week where recreational or small fishing vessels sank at their pier or mooring due to excess weight from snow and ice. With the accumulation from this week’s significant winter storm,...