>Fishing Vessel Stability and Safety at Sea Seminar

>NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – On Thursday, the Coast Guard provided a Vessel Stability and Safety at Sea Seminar to local commercial fishermen as part of the Fifth District’s Operation Safe Catch. The seminar included presentations and demonstrations on vessel stability, stability regulations, and survival equipment. Full story and video.

Above: Mr. Steve Midas of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads uses a fishing vessel model to demostrate the effects overloading has on a vessel’s stability.