Coast Guard reminds vessel operators to maintain a proper lookout

Coast Guard reminds vessel operators to maintain a proper lookout
SEATTLE — The 13th Coast Guard District wants to remind vessel operators to maintain a proper lookout while transiting Washington and Oregon waters. This reminder is based on fact that some vessel operators, including commercial fishermen, engage in the practice of working all day, then drifting at night in open water while the entire crew sleeps. “This practice is dangerous and a violation of...

Coast Guard reminds vessel operators in Alaska to maintain proper lookouts

Coast Guard reminds vessel operators in Alaska to maintain proper lookouts
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard reminds all mariners to maintain a proper lookout at all times while on the open water in Alaska to prevent collisions, groundings and other marine casualties. “Nearly every collision investigated by the Coast Guard has found a failure on the part of one or both involved parties to maintain a proper lookout,” said Ken Lawrenson, the Coast Guard 17th District...