Safety Issues Result in Vessel Voyage Termination

Tuesday, April 27, 2004
A commercial fishing vessel voyage was terminated early this morning by the Coast Guard for failure to comply with safety regulations. The Chargers, a 59-foot scalloping vessel homeported in Barnegat Light, NJ, was boarded this at 12:18 a.m. by a Coast Guard 41-foot patrol boat from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light. The vessel was found to have life rings with improper markings, outdated fire extinguishers, no operators license on board, no copy of the rules of navigation and over a foot of water in the bilge. “The reason we terminate a voyage is for the safety of the crew,” said Capt. Robert Durfey, commanding officer of Group-Air Station Atlantic City. “Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and enforcing these rules is ultimately for their own safety.” The Coast Guard wants boaters to remember: “Your in command” of your own safety. With the warm weather quickly approaching, it is important that all boaters carry life jackets, flares and a marine radio on board. It is also suggested that you file a float plan, which is simply letting someone on shore know where you are going and what time you are expected to be back.
Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

USS Oscar Austin Deploys to 6th fleet

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departed Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 21 for a deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

Steven Palazzo Visits HII, Newport

Huntington Ingalls Industries today hosted Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. Palazzo represents the fourth district of Mississippi,

Australia: Maritime SAR in Asia Pacific a Priority

Defense force personnel from Australia are in China for Exercise Cooperation Spirit 2014 which begins today. The exercise aims to enhance coordination and cooperation between Australia,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2143 sec (5 req/sec)