Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

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Coast Guard recommends captains’ licenses be revoked

Cleveland – The U.S. Coast Guard has recommended that licenses
of two tug captains be suspended or revoked as the result of a
13-month investigation into whether their integrated tug and barge
collided with a recreational boat in 2007,  killing three Ohio
fishermen on Lake Erie.

The recommendation, under review by Coast Guard headquarters in
Washington, D.C., was based on finding that the tug “Cleveland” was
operated in violation of federal rules and regulations from a lower
pilothouse. At the time, the tug’s Certificate of Maintenance 
required the vessel to meet federal visibility requirements that
could not be met from the lower pilothouse.

Read the rest of this story in the Sept. 11 edition of Ohio
Outdoor News.

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