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Fines issued after fishing boat collision

The Coast Guard issued fines to crewmembers of the fishing vessel Ocean Beaut for their part in a Jan. 12 collision off Oregon with the fishing vessel Columbia Star.

Though the case is ongoing, the ship’s master of the Ocean Beaut was charged with negligent operation of a vessel and boating while intoxicated and may be fined $1,000. The deckhand of the Ocean Beaut was charged with refusal to submit to a drug test and negligence and may be fined $7,500. Both men have since been terminated from their positions aboard the Ocean Beaut and no longer work for the vessel’s owner.

Click here for the full report by The Maritime Executive.