Coast Guard renews maritime warning: Vessels need lookouts

The Daily Astorian – uscg logoThis reminder is based on the fact that some vessel operators, including commercial fishermen, engage in the practice of working all day, then drifting at night in open water while the crew sleeps. “This practice is dangerous and a violation of basic seamanship law,” said Dan Hardin, 13th District commercial fishing vessel safety coordinator. continued

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