The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance published Work Instruction CVC-WI-025(1), “Risk Based Fishing Vessel Exam Program,” Aug. 21, 2020. This work instruction outlines Coast Guard initiatives to promote increased safety within the commercial fishing industry on vessels viewed as high-risk.
The Coast Guard is extending the application deadline for applications from persons interested in serving in membership on the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (Committee).
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking applications until April 21, 2020 from individuals interested in serving on the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. This committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to national commercial fishing safety.
The CFSAC is scheduled to meet by teleconference Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.
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.
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.
With passage of a continuing resolution, Marine Safety Information Bulletin 01-19 is cancelled effective Feb. 1, 2019.