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Coast Guard Conducts Law Enforcement in Southeast

Coast Guard boarding teams from the Coast Guard cutter Naushon and Coast Guard Stations Ketchikan and Juneau terminated the voyages of two fishing vessel and intercepted an intoxicated boater in Southeast. A Coast Guard cutter Naushon boarding team conducted a random safety boarding aboard the 32-foot fishing vessel Tsunami, based out of Seattle, Saturday in Clarence Strait. During the boarding it was discovered that the vessel had the correct number of survival suits onboard but two of them were unserviceable. The crew of the Naushon terminated the vessel’s voyage for safety reasons and escorted them to Nichol’s Passage where the Naushon was relieved by the 47-foot motor lifeboat and crew from Coast Guard Station Ketchikan who escorted the Tsunami’s crew into Ketchikan. Sunday a boarding team from Coast Guard Station Juneau terminated the voyage of an unnamed vessel, Alaska documentation number AK4232AA, for an insufficient number of life jackets onboard for the number of crewmembers aboard. The vessel had no type III or type IV. They were escorted to Juneau. The Coast Guard Command Center in Juneau received a call Sunday from residents of Pennock Island reporting a gillnetter operating erratically. A boarding team from Coast Guard Station Ketchikan intercepted the Quicksilver. The boarding team escorted the vessel to Ketchikan where Ketchikan Police took custody of the operator.


New Generation of Seine Skiffs

Photo courtesy Husky Boats

Tyler Boats of Sedro Woolley launched its second 22-ft by 11-ft Seine Skiff.  Powered by a John Deere 6081, 375 hp engine, this seine skiff is designed to pull.  Helped by a 32-inch nozzle steering these skiffs have a pull measurement over 9,500 lbs. This pulling power is harnessed within a stable designed platform for the operator.  The seine skiff is often described as the “weak link” in a purse seine operation


All American Marine Building Gillnetters

After a slower year, the order book at All American Marine has rebounded. Together with charter and other boats, the firm has expanded their Ferndale, Wash. operations with a separate facility at South Bellingham. Currently under construction for March and April deliveries are four 32-ft. Bristol Bay style bow-pickers. One, for Greg Synner, will have a 12.5-ft. beam while two, for Al Agustus and Pat West will carry 14-ft. beams. The fourth boat, with a 13-ft


All American Marine Building Gillnetters

After a slower year, the order book at All American Marie has rebounded. Together with charter and other boats, the firm has expanded their Ferndale, Wash. operations with a separate facility at South Bellingham. Currently under construction for March and April deliveries are four 32-ft. Bristol Bay style bow-pickers. One, for Greg Synner, will have a 12.5-ft. beam while two, for Al Agustus and Pat West will carry 14-ft. beams. The fourth boat, with a 13-ft


Obituary: Bob Henry

Bob Henry (age 61), vice president and founder of Bay Marine, Inc. died December 18, 2003. Although Henry suffered from heart disease for years and more recently, from Parkinson’s disease, he battled back and was working nearly full time. Henry, a boat builder from a young age, completed his first at age 11. At 16, he built his own boat and cruised from Essex, Conn. to Lake Champlain. After graduating from the Webb Institute


 
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