FISHING VESSEL SAFETY


FISH-SAFE: Report from the International Fishing Industry Safety and Health Conference

Discussing weather, dehydration, more  At 47.5615° N and  52.7126° W lies the delightful coastal city of St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.  It was here I found myself on Jun. 10-14 attending the fifth International Fishing I...


FISH-SAFE: Here comes the sun - Don’t overlook eye protection

As spring finally creeps its way into the region, I was reminded this past week of the Beatles’ song with George Harrison’s catchy lyrics: “Here comes the sun Here comes the sun and I say it’s alright; Little darling, it’s be...


Fish Safe: A look back at 2017 Coast Guard casualty responses

Sinkings, fires, dewatering, collisions, allisions – Coast Guard personnel respond to many different types of emergency calls. As we all know, in addition to these vessel-related calls, the Coast Guard responds to many crew-related calls as well...


FISH SAFE - Understanding wind chill:  Why should we care?

Wind chill is a subjective measure of how cold it feels on the skin of humans and animals. Wind chill is also a measure of the rate of heat loss and, as a result, the temperature we perceive it to be. If you have the <www.weather.com> app...


SAFE BOAT - SMART BOAT: Abandoning ship Part 4 – Surviving aboard the liferaft

The following is the final installment in our four-part series focused on the decision to abandon ship and then taking the steps necessary to maximize chances for survival and rescue.  —Editor Immediately after abandoning ship and gaining th...


FISH-SAFE: Reflections on East Coast fishing fatalities, 2010-2014

For some, the end of the year is a time to remember those we have lost.  For others, this is a time to reflect on what the lives of lost family and friends meant to us, and what they contributed to family and community. In this season of short da...


Abandoning ship Part 3:  Boarding the liferaft

Coast Guard seeks applicants for safety advisory committee WASHINGTON, DC – The Coast Guard is currently seeking applications for membership on its Commercial F...


FISH-SAFE: Could it be?  A possible annual self-certification plan

The changing of the seasons (and the sea) remind us every year of changes we want or need to make in our daily and work lives.  Actually our risks change with the seasons. We get out our jackets to resist the cold, sand and salt to keep from slip...


 


 

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