>Auxiliarist Assists Local Fishing Fleet

>Auxiliarist James Lafferty conducts Commercial Vessel Safety Exams (CFVE) in coordination with active duty members of CG Sector Delaware Bay CFVE team. Jim is one of seven Auxiliarists in the District Five Northern Region (D5NR) that provides courtesy exams to fishing vessels to help them ensure compliance with a multitude of federal regulations.

There are approximately 600 commercial fishing vessels in our district. The courtesy exam program is instrumental in maintaining the safety one of one the most dangerous occupations. While conducting the inspection, the sister ship of the Perfect Storm fishing vessel was moored across the pier. This was a stark reminder to the dangers of operating in the North Atlantic and how the Auxiliary is helping to make a difference.