Video – Boarding Crew from Cutter Sherman

Aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman, Bering Sea – A boarding team departs from the Sherman to conduct a safety equipment inspection on board a fishing vessel.

Crew members on the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman conducted several law enforcement boardings of commercial fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the month of November. Boarding team members operate in Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats and board vessels to prevent violations of U.S. law.

The maritime law enforcement boardings consist of inspecting fishing licenses and permits, the fishing vessel’s crew proficiency in emergency alarms and drills, keeping of logbooks and inspecting safety and fire fighting equipment. The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman is one of 12 High Endurance Cutters and are home ported in Alameda, Calif. The Sherman is on a 2-month Alaska patrol supporting search and rescue missions and maritime law enforcement throughout the waters off Alaska.

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