Thursday, April 1, 2010

Is this NASCAR or commercial fishing?

Well, we've had a bang-up herring season so far down in Sitka Sound, and I'm not talking about just the fine fishing.

First, we had the March 24 collision involving the seine boats Shady Lady and Confidence.

Now we have this report today from the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Sitka
Type: Vessel collision
On 3/31/10 a collision was reported which occurred during the Sitka sac roe herring fishery. Investigation revealed the seiner F/V Agave, operated by Kenneth M. Jones, of Homer, collided with the seiner F/V Alaskan Rose operated by John Johanson, 53, of Klawock, during the opener on 3/30/10. The F/V Agave had approximately $1,500 in damage, while the Alaskan Rose had minor damage. No injuries were reported and alcohol does not appear to be a factor. The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office was contacted regarding the incident.

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