USCG Shines Safety Spotlight on Crab Fishing
- Coast Guard Auxiliarists walk the docks of Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco offering a free safety examination to a crab fisherman prior to the start of crab season, November 2012. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Pamela J. Boehland)
- Coast Guard marine inspector Lt. Cmdr. David Cripe goes trough required vessel safety equipment on a newly registered fishing vessel in Santa Cruz, Calif., September 29, 2015. "These prescreening inspections are more relaxed. We want them to pass, so we just go through and point out what they need to get or fix," said Cripe. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Adam Stanton)
- Ronald Kram, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist, inspects an immersion suit aboard the Willie K, a crab vessel moored in Spud Point Marina in Bodega Bay, November 8, 2012. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Pamela J. Boehland)
One of the most dangerous jobs in America is commercial fishing, and Dungeness crab fishing is the most deadly of all West Coast commercial fisheries.