Ship with history of safety, pollution violations moored indefinitely in Tacoma

A 77-year-old fishing ship with a reputation of pollution and safety violations has been docked on the Foss Waterway in Tacoma since August after smashing into a private pier and raising concerns about its integrity. Its owner said he doesn’t know when it will leave. The fishing vessel Pacific Producer arrived at its current location on Aug. 29, according to a nearby condo resident. The 472 gross ton, 169-foot-long boat was built in 1946 and has been working in Alaskan waters until recently. It’s registered to East West Seafoods of Seattle. “Working in the Alaskan fishing industry – an occupation already regarded as one of the nation’s most dangerous – employees aboard the F/V Pacific Producer faced dangers purely of their employer’s making,” >click to read< 09:23

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.