3 Fishing Vessels Ordered Back to Port for Safety Violations


SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard officials say they ordered three commercial fishing vessels in Puget Sound back to port after multiple safety violations were found.

Officials say the safety violations included having no personal flotation devices, insufficient fire extinguishers, insufficient visual distress signals and no sound-producing devices, among others.

Officials say the fishing vessel crews were sent back to port Wednesday to correct the deficiencies and to satisfactorily complete a dockside safety exam with Coast Guard personnel.

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