Coast Guard rescues two from sinking shrimp boat

Coast Guard rescues two from sinking shrimp boat

This article and video are on the sinking of the 55 foot shrimp boat MISS KATHY off Georgia.  This is another fishing vessel in the 50-79 foot range that sank. The crew reported that the vessel was taking on water. According to Coast Guard statistics, vessels in this size range have a much higher rate of loss.  This is why Congress, in 2010, required all commercial fishing vessels over 50 feet to be built to design and construction standards established by an approved classification society.

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