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U.S. Coast Guard conducting at-sea safety checks

(Photo by Anne Brice/KCAW)

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Naushon terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel near Sitka on Friday after finding several safety problems on board. The Naushon was on a routine patrol in the area.

The crew of the Naushon boarded the Snark — a 46-foot wood hull fishing vessel — in Sitka Sound. The Coast Guard discovered missing survival suits and cracks in a flotation device. The Snark was ordered to fix the problems and prove to the Coast Guard it’s in compliance with safety regulations before they head back out to sea.

The Coast Guard performs regular at-sea inspections. Mariners who want to make sure their vessels are up to code can call their nearest Coast Guard sector to schedule a free safety check.

Sitka: 966-5454
Ketchikan: 225-4496
Juneau: 463-2448
Anchorage: 271-6700
Homer: 235-3292
Kodiak: 486-5918
Dutch Harbor: 581-3466

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