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New boat seeks safer fishing

Few professions are as deadly as commercial fishing on the Bering Sea, the nautical outland where crews face rogue waves and freezing gales that cause vessels to pitch, yaw and roll on turbulent waters.

The dangers inspired the long-running cable show "Deadliest Catch."

According to federal statistics, 32 fishermen died on the job in 2012, a drop from 42 the year before.

The latest proposed safety solution is being built in a dry dock north of Seattle: a $35 million, 190-foot vessel that would enable fishermen to work behind the safety of the hull, rather than out on the deck amid the dangerous wind and waves.

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