Coast Guard terminates two fishing trips for safety violations

The U.S. Coast Guard halted the voyages of two commercial fishing boats Thursday after multiple safety violations were found on each. The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew terminated the voyage of the , an 83-foot dredger homeported in New Bedford, after the Spencer’s crew discovered the boat had three serious safety deficiencies. The violations included having no life raft, improperly marked survival suits, and no record of performing mandatory monthly drills. The Amber Nicole was operating approximately 44 nautical miles off Nantucket,,, Read the article here 17:31