Stability Assessments: Your Best Option for Vessel Safety
Stability is an ongoing topic of discussion in the fishing industry.
Knowing about the stability characteristics and limitations of your vessel is probably the single most important safety consideration for any vessel owner. Most vessel owners and operators have a reasonable understanding of stability, but the value of having a stability analysis completed for your vessel cannot be overstated.
Vessel operators with years of experience on a particular boat certainly have the skill and ...
Appropriate Technical Support is an Essential Part of Vessel Construction
When designing a new vessel or modifying an existing one, the starting point to ensuring safety is to work with competent persons that have the relevant skills, experience and education.
There are many experienced and talented boatbuilders throughout Atlantic Canada — we just seem to have a knack for it in this region.
Boatbuilders could be individuals that grew up around boatbuilding because of a family history in the industry. Boatbuilders could also be carpenters that became involved ...
Gangways: Simple Safety
The topic of gangways causes me to reflect over the past 30 years, and for that matter all my life, of all the time I have spent on and around wharves and boats and how often I have risked my life trying to get aboard a vessel. Everyone involved in the marine industry can relate to this topic and can visualize what I am talking about.
Boarding a vessel is always a risk, particularly smaller vessels in the 35’ to 65’ category. The boat is rarely perfectly positioned to enable easy access ...
New Boat a Show of Optimism for Future Fishery
Drovers of Upper Island Cove Bring Home Newly Built $2-Million Fishing Vessel
There’s nothing that fills a fisherman with pride more than a good boat and knowing that the vessel under your feet provides a sense of security and the efficiency to carry out your work on the often dicy North Atlantic.
It’s the kind of pride that lifelong fisherman Walter Drover of Upper Island Cove experienced recently when he took possession of the $2-million Arctic Falcon 1, his new 71-foot by 26-foot ...
Improving Maintenance, Improves Safety
Safety first is a term you hear often, but is not always practiced.
Although most vessel owners have safety at the forefront of their thoughts when operating their vessel, “there is always room for improvement,” as the saying goes.
One way to improve safety is to practice good preventative maintenance, to ensure your vessel is well-prepared for the season or the trip ahead.
There is often reluctance to invest into maintenance when there may not be any apparent reason to spend the ...