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May 2008 Archives

MECHANICAL PROBLEM LIKELY CAUSE OF FATAL HELICOPTER CRASH

Weather has been ruled out as a factor in the April 15 helicopter crash that killed three Alaska state employees and their pilot. The state Department of Administration employees were servicing telecommunications towers in the Sheep Mountain area of Alaska when their helicopter went down and crashed into the side of a steep ravine.

COMMERCIAL FISHING ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS JOBS FOR U.S. WORKERS, NORTHWEST DUNGENESS MOST DANGEROUS FISHERY ON PACIFIC COAST

A study by the Center for Disease Control reaffirmed commercial fishing's status as one of the most dangerous occupations for U.S. workers. The study found that from 2000 to 2006, the rate of death for commercial fishermen was 115 deaths for every 100,000 fisherman. This is a strikingly higher rate than the national average for all U.S. workers, which is 4 deaths per 100,000 workers.

NEW VESSEL SECURITY OFFICER RULE

The Coast Guard is implementing a new interim rule, effective June 19, 2008, concerning the training and certification of Vessel Security Officers (VSOs). Currently, all VSOs are self-certified by the vessel owner or operator as being properly trained in their vessel security duties. However, under the new rule, all VSOs must comply with new training and qualification standards and be certified by the Coast Guard.

NEWEST EPIRB TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIAL IN RESCUE OF 3 OFF CAPE COD

The Coast Guard rescued the three-member crew of the fishing vessel Donna Maria on Monday evening, who were forced to abandon ship more than 180 miles southeast of Cape Cod. A Falcon jet and Jayhawk helicopter were dispatched when a sailing vessel, the ING Coffer, relayed the distress calls from the sinking vessel.

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