A USCG boat crew from Station Juneau cited and terminated a commercial fishing boat crews' operations in Stephen's Passage. The USCG crew stopped 31-ft. gillnet boat
Lil' Lugger for a federal requirements compliance check. The boat contained only one immersion suit for three fishermen.
The Station Juneau crew also noted an insufficient number of fire extinguishers and sound producing devices used for signaling help during distress situations. Following the boarding, the USCG crew terminated the vessel's fishing trip and escorted the crew to Auke Bay.