NTSB Issues Report on F/V KATMAI Sinking

The NTSB recently completed its investigation into the sinking of the Fishing Vessel Katmai on October 22, 2008. The National Transportation Safety Board released their report on the disaster, and it concluded that the boat had a number of stability problems that made it unable to withstand extreme storm conditions in the Bering Sea. As…

Written by Welcome on December 6, 2011

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NTSB Makes Fishing Industry Safety Recommendations

Before the LADY MARY sank off Cape May, N.J., in 2009 with the loss of six lives, it had been structurally modified “without consulting a naval architect,” federal safety officials said. The scallop trawler’s owners hadn’t assessed its stability. The crew didn’t realize the importance of keeping the vessel watertight during severe weather. And the…

Written by Welcome on November 30, 2011

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Supreme Court Helps Injured Seamen

Supreme Court Helps Injured Seamen — CSX v. McBride Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court preserved a legal rule which has for 50 years helped railway workers and Jones Act seamen recover fair compensation for their injuries. Despite a vigorous dissent by the Chief Justice, the majority in CSX Transportation, Inc. v. McBride held that if…

Written by Welcome on June 24, 2011

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Fishing-vessel safety a priority

Two senators are key to passing legislation requiring the first overhaul of inspections and standards for America’s fishing fleets. They are on opposite coasts, from states that share rich maritime traditions. Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell chairs the Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Maine Sen. Olympia…

Written by Welcome on September 8, 2009

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Fishing industry still strong and vital

Anderson, Connell & Carey has being fighting to improve fishing vessel safety for 30 years. We have fought hundreds of lawsuits to penalize vessel owners for negligence and unseaworthy conditions. To date governmental regulation has been limited. For decades industry lobbyists have opposed inspection of fishing vessels and license requirements for shipboard personnel. The fishing…

Written by Welcome on August 11, 2008

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Fishermen Say Data Doesn’t Represent Stock

Fishermen believe that they observe large gaps in the biological data that is to be used in updated Atlantic King Mackerel stock assessment. The new stock assessment does not line up with what we are observing, states Kelly Schoolcraft a fisherman from North Carolina. The new stock assessment is scheduled for review and completion later…

Written by Welcome on July 24, 2008

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“Deadliest Catch” — Crab Fishing Now Less Dangerous (Marginally)

The captain of the Alaska crabber SEABROOKE recently wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal. He extolled the benefits of the recently adopted quota system in the Bering Sea crab fishery. He states: “In 2010, commercial fishing once again topped the list of deadliest jobs in the U.S. According to the Bureau of…

Written by Welcome on December 7, 2001

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