Feb 25 2009
Resolution's Voyage Terminated by Cutter Mustang
Wednesday, 25 February 2009

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            The Coast 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.

            Captain 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 fishing vessel.

            The 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.

            The Resolution, a longliner homeported in Homer, had 3,000 pounds of Pacific cod on board.

            The 110-foot Mustang is based out of Seward.