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Coast Guard Investigation Board Seeks Info on F/V Scandies Rose

This past February, the U.S. Coast Guard convened a Marine Board of Investigation to investigate the December 31 sinking of the F/V Scandies Rose. That vessel disaster resulted in the loss of five lives. National Fishermen's Kirk Moore explains that, "Marine boards of investigation collect evidence, establish facts, and present conclusions and recommendations in their reports to the Coast Guard commandant." As part of that investigation, the MIB seeks information related to: Knowledge of the general condition of the SCANDIES ROSE Former sailing experience onboard the SCANDIES ROSE Experience with the crew of the SCANDIES ROSE Weather between Chignik & Kodiak Dec 31, 2019 Communications (tex

Towboat Operator Shows that Frequent Training Can Prevent Man Overboard Incidents

Depending on your location and fishery, a commercial fisherman in the US may be as likely to die from falling overboard as from a vessel disaster. In the towboat industry, more than 50% of fatalities result from man overboard incidents. With that in mind, commercial fishermen will do well to take a look at how at how Marathon Petroleum has taken on the problem. A recent article in the online edition of WorkBoat magazine highlights their success success in preventing man overboard incidents through frequent training. Following four man overboard incidents, including one fatality in 2010. Marathon worked with a third-party consultant to develop a safety program that emphasizes training of new

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