The USCG terminated the voyage of F/V Miss Betty T due to numerous major safety violations southeast of Beaufort Inlet, N.C. A boarding team from USCGC Point Warde boarded the 66-ft. shrimp trawler, discovering the wooden hulled vessel was taking on approximately 450 gallons of water per hour.
Other safety deficiencies included inadequate fire fighting equipment
, exposed wires throughout the vessel, fuel leaks, missing hatch cover and improper maintenance of lifesaving equipment.
The USCG also terminated the voyage of F/V Frisco, due to major safety violations approximately three miles east of Parramore Island, Va.
A Coast Guard Station Parramore Beach boarding
team operating from an Independent Maritime Response Vessel (IMARV) conducted a safety inspection of the 55-ft. wooden-hulled vessel discovering numerous safety deficiencies, including several holes in the hull approximately two ft. above the waterline, leaking in the stern shaft packing and rudder post, missing high-water alarm and an EPIRB with an expired battery.