Development of Commercial Fishing Vessel Alternate Safety Compliance Programs

Please see the link below regarding the Alternate Safety Compliance Program by Fred Mattera who is a member of the commercial fishing vessel safety advisory committee: http://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Scan0231.pdf

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Drill Conductor Training & other updates

From Lindsey Parker:  We are going to host FREE safety courses in March. AMSEA (Alaska Marine Safety Education Association) is covering the cost for commercial fishermen.          Drill Conductor Training course on Saturday, March 21, 8AM -9PM.  (This class is usually $175, but it is FREE for commercial fishermen.)          Sunday, March 22, 8AM – 3PM, a class titled “Upright […]

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Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Changes

Good Afternoon,   I just received a notice from Head Quarters on some of the pending changes that were passed into law by Congress for the Coast Guard.  These changes were made in the U.S. COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATION ACT of 2010 and then Amended in the USCG & MARITIME TRANSPORTATION ACT of 2012.  This notice will address the portions of […]

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NOAA Fisheries is Alerting Fishermen of a Recently Installed Subsea Cable off Jacksonville, Florida

  A subsea cable was recently installed by the Pacific Caribbean Cable System Consortium off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. The cable is one inch in diameter. The cable is buried three to five feet in sand and mud bottom but is on the surface on hard bottom, slopes, and coral areas. The cable may be damaged by anchors, fishing […]

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USCG – termination of 2182 kHz watchkeeping

“The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that, effective 1 August, it will no longer maintain a watch on 2182 kHz, will no longer guard the Digital Selective Calling (DSC) channel 2187.5 kHz, and will no longer transmit Marine Information Broadcasts on 2670 kHz. The minimal use of these channels by mariners for distress and safety coupled with antenna site […]

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US Coast Guard Regulations

      Below is the first step to moving toward the US Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 for fishing vessels:   Starting October 16th all Commercial Fishing Vessels that operate beyond 3nm of the baseline will have to have a current safety decal to operate or risk a violation.  Key words for your information; the standards are based on EXISTING […]

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