I heard this call come over the VHF while we were fishing on Noyes Island. The captain sounded truly terrified as he relayed the details of the injury to the Coast Guard. This was obviously a deck wench injury. Hydraulics have absolutely no sympathy! However, NIOSH has sponsored a safeguard known as the “Autostop,” which offers an instant access to a quick stop for the deck wench. Learn more at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ As for the crew member, he is recovering nicely.


Written by JuneauTek

I'm loving life in Alaska! Check out my viewpoint from Alaska, as I go commercial fishing and skiing thru the land of the midnight sun. This is Alaska commercial fishing shown the way it should be, from fishermen. When, I'm not working on the high seas, I enjoy time with my family in Juneau, AK enjoying life, love and salmon in southeast Alaska

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