Tag Archives: F/V Western Venture

Jensen provides engineering for fishing vessel conversion

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, provided engineering services including structural and mechanical work for the conversion of a 170-foot long, 40-foot wide, fishing vessel for Global Seas LLC by shipbuilder Patti Marine Enterprises Inc., Pensacola, FL. The vessel, Western Venture, now named Defender, underwent significant conversion to make her the first fish pumping vessel in the Global Seas fleet. Because the vessel was being converted from fishing work on the East Coast (herring and mackerel) to West Coast fishing (pollock), a new fish pumping system was installed on the stern and a new full forward sheltered fish distribution room was constructed for protection during the fish sorting process. Read the rest here 17:58

Staying Alive In The World’s Most Dangerous Job w/ Joel Woods – Photo article by John Johnson

osprey herring munchCommercial fishing is the world’s most dangerous job. Even with all of the advances in safety equipment and modern weather prediction the chances of a fisherman being injured or killed still remain very high. Life at sea on a fishing vessel can be  very unpredictable,,,Read more here  John Johnson is a featured writer at fisherynation.com. Comments are welcome. 11:05

Welding on George’s Bank

Welding the fish pumpThis image was taken on George’s Bank. We were making repairs to the submersible fish pump that pumps the catch onto the Western Venture. When it was taken the weather was starting to get up making this an incredible hand held shot that really captures the power of the welding process. 00:37

The Western Venture tows partner vessel Osprey to the State fish pier in Gloucester Mass.

unnamed The Osprey is being repaired after a blower on her EMD main engine failed after only 7 months of operation. 16:29

Video: Coast Guard, Seattle-based F/V Aleutian Beauty Rescue 5 Fishermen From Life Raft in Bering Sea, Alaska

uscg-logoGood Samaritans aboard the 98-foot Seattle-based fishing vessel Aleutian Beauty,  responding to a Coast Guard issued urgent marine information broadcast, rescue  five uninjured fishermen from a life raft in the Bering Sea off the Alaskan  coast Oct. 20, 2013. The mariners set off their emergency position indicating  radio beacon, prompting a Coast Guard response, and abandoned ship into the life  raft from the 59-foot Kodiak-based fishing vessel Western Venture after it  caught fire 69 miles west of Adak. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Kodiak. Video here 04:53

Coast Guard, good Samaritans respond to radio beacon alert from the 59-foot fishing vessel Western Venture in the Bering Sea Sunday

Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders in Juneau received a personal locator beacon alert registered to a crewmember aboard the Kodiak-based Western Venture at about 9:05 a.m. The PLB notification was quickly followed by a second alert from the vessel’s registered EPIRB. The notifications identifed the vessel and indicated the longliner’s position was 69 miles west of Adak. Communication uscg-logowith the vessel’s owner revealed the captain of the Western Venture reported a fire aboard the vessel Sunday morning via email. No further communication with the crew by the owner or the Coast Guard was possible. Watchstanders directed the launch of Coast Guard assets. [email protected]