Resolution's Voyage Terminated by Cutter Mustang
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Guard Cutter Mustang, conducting random fishing boat boardings in Kodiak waters
terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Resolution on Tuesday for not
having a survival suit for a four-month-old infant on board.
Mark Hamilton, commander of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, said he was "deeply
concerned" that the Resolution even had an infant on-board while fishing. Coast
Guard regulations require immersion suits for everyone aboard a commercial
Resolution was escorted by the Mustang back to Kodiak harbor, where the master
of the vessel was instructed not to get back underway with the infant again
until an immersion suit can be provided.
Resolution, a longliner homeported in Homer, had 3,000 pounds of Pacific cod on
110-foot Mustang is based out of Seward.