Publisher : Korean Institute of Navigation and Port Research
DOI : 10.5394/KINPR.2015.39.2.83
Title & Authors
A Plan for Reducing SAR Call-outs for Fishing Vessels in Korean Waters Smith, Matthew V.;
Korea has a systemic problem with lack of engine maintenance, especially among the Commercial Fishing Vessel fleet. This results in a inordinate percent of SAR call-outs for vessels with engine failure. These SAR call-outs lead to a free tow to shore by KCG or by one of its volunteer associates. Although these tows are not a terrible economic burden on KCG, it is a burden in terms of time and resources mis-allocated. This paper proposes a Commercial Fishing Vessel Examination (CFVE) program modeled after the program run by USCG. It is expected that adopting the CFVE program, KCG may be able to create a culture of safety among fishermen; thus, replicating the USCG's success rates.
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