Captain Dave Goethel has some Fishery Observer and liability information you should review. Please share it!

Beginning sometime this winter, here in the northeast observers switched from the safety checklist to the “pre-trip safety inspection”.  Basically, instead of accepting a card signed by a previous observer good for three months, with all the expiration dates listed for the EPIRB and other equipment,,, Anyone that has been sued knows that when someone gets hurt everyone remotely involved gets dragged in. If this is happening on my vessel it is happening elsewhere. For that reason I am releasing the statement I have written for all fishermen to use. It is not a legal document, but it will provide you with proof that you attempted to protect them from their own unsafe actions. Fishermen should customize the statement to their own vessels characteristics. To continue,  >click to read< 19:18

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