Category: – Fishing Vessels

Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Agreement and Training Project Grant award recipients named

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the U.S. Coast Guard are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Agreement and Training Project Grant Program. This year’s program made nine awards totaling $5.25 million to support critical research and training projects to improve the occupational safety of workers in the high-risk commercial fishing industry.

Coast Guard seeks applicants for Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee positions

Applications for seven positions coming vacant in June must be received by July 29, 2019.

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3/5/2019: Findings of Concern released – “Impacts of Modifications, Alterations, and Weight Creep on Stability”

The Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis issued Findings of Concern 006-19, “Impacts of Modifications, Alterations, and Weight Creep on Stability,” after the fishing vessel Destination marine board of investigation concluded that unsafe stability conditions, combined with an open deck hatch and a fatigued crew, were the primary factors leading to the tragedy.

1/24/2019: Commercial vessel safety during lapse in appropriations

With passage of a continuing resolution, Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-19 is cancelled effective Feb. 1, 2019.

10/23/2018: Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee will meet in Seattle November 15-16 to discuss various issues relating to safety in the commercial fishing industry. All meetings will be open to the public.

2/23/2018: Notice of Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will meet via teleconference March 15, 2018, to discuss the Regulatory Reform tasking efforts (CFSAC task statement #01-17) and may take action to submit their report to the U.S. Coast Guard. The teleconference will be open to the public.

10/6/2017: Marine Safety Alert 11/17: Remain upright by fully understanding vessel stability

The need for operators to understand their vessel’s Stability Instructions cannot be overstated. This post provides resources and tips to help vessel operators reduce the risk of capsizing due to excessive icing or weight, vessel conversions or modifications, or compromised water tight integrity. Although the content is geared toward commercial fishing vessel operators, it is information that any mariner should be familiar with.

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