Steve Ramp, of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Sitka, discusses the free dockside exam program for commercial fishing vessels. Ramp says the voluntary program gives fishermen a “second set of eyes” to look over their equipment, verify it meets federal requirements, and check that it’s in good condition. For more information, call 966-5620.
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USCG dockside exams offer “second set of eyes”
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