Coast Guard Terminates Fishing Vessel Voyage in New Haven, CT
December 7, 2011
A Coast Guard boarding team from Station New Haven, Connecticut, terminated the voyage of a 40’ commercial fishing vessel in New Haven Harbor on December 7.
While performing routine vessel safety checks, the boarding team noted 3 violations. The fishing vessel had inadequate firefighting equipment, expired signal flares and excessive fuel in its bilges.
The Coast Guard towed the vessel to its homeport in New Haven after it became disabled during the safety boarding. The Coast Guard will follow up with the owner to ensure the correction of violations.
“Our primary concern is always the safety of the maritime community,” said John Olsen, a Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, Conn., command duty officer. “Winter conditions on the water can be dangerous here; it’s important that mariners are properly equipped to handle the challenges on the water.”