Fishermen Appear to be Onboard with New TC Safety Regulations
Transport Canada says there is a stable compliance rate within the fishing industry with the Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations that came into force on July 13, 2017.
“Since the regulations came into effect, there has been 2,270 inspections of small fishing vessels less than 24.4 metres or 150 gross tonnage (across Canada). A stable compliance rate has been noted, so no penalties have been issued for non-compliance with any of the new requirements of the Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations,...
Vessel Stability Analysis, Guidelines and Procedures
A stability analysis is one of the best procedures owners and operators of fishing vessels can undertake to ensure the safety of their vessel and crew.
This analysis will help the captain and crew understand the operational limits of the vessel as it relates to fishing gear and catch.
Transport Canada recently released a Ship Safety Bulletin regarding stability. The bulletin offers basic safety guidelines as well as the expected obligations of vessel owners and operators.
Man Overboard: 55 Deaths in 15 years
Just the other day, the winds were gusting in excess of 120 kilometres/hour — but people in this region did not seem to even notice — just going about their daily business like nothing was happening.
Atlantic Canadians, if nothing else, are never phased by a “little wind.” It is just another example of the often harsh realities of living in this neck of the woods. And no other industry is forced to deal with these climatological extremes more than the fishery.
Everyone involved ...
Safe Work Practices a Must, According to Transportation Safety Board
A lot of ship-board accidents, including people falling overboard, could be prevented if safe work practices were in force.
According to the Transportation Safety Board (TSB), regulations place the responsibility on the authorized representative to develop procedures for the safe operation of the vessel.
“The resulting safe work practices help ensure that masters and crew members have the knowledge, as well as the necessary information to make sound decisions in any operating conditio...