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High Seas Drama! USCG vs Fisherman!

Old 02-12-2016, 04:08 PM
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My buddy had enough, always plays by the rules and this time the USCG went a bit too far!
https://youtu.be/sYjZd9AU8rI
Old 02-12-2016, 04:15 PM
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That should bring some activity....time to make the popcorn!
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Wow
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Radar with a gps map overlay, they don't need to be visible to spot violations as most of us know. Would be interested to know what the outcome was, perhaps equipment failure on someones part? The language used over a public hailing frequency I'm sure did not help his cause.
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Sounds like typical commercial fisherman chatter to me. That's why I leave the radio off with kids/family on board.
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That'll be a costly rant!
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Originally Posted by rparkssos View Post
That'll be a costly rant!
How so??
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Must be a close relative of the brilliant "sunfish" guy.
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Someone needs to give that guy a Snickers Bar.
Old 02-13-2016, 06:49 AM
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This is pretty unfortunate because if he was playing by the rules, he'll have his opportunity to prove it.
One thing is for sure, his rant won't help him and now he'll have to address the FCC violations too. That one seems pretty open and shut.
Taken from the FCC website.
VHF Marine Channel 16 Designated for Emergency Calls – Section 80.369 of the FCC’s Rules states that VHF Marine Channel 16 (156.800 MHz) is the international voice, distress, urgency, safety, call, and reply channel for ship, public, and private coast stations. The Coast Guard continually monitors Channel 16 and treats any distress call received as an emergency that should be immediately investigated. Prohibited Channel 16 communications include: false distress or emergency messages, superfluous communications, messages containing obscene, indecent, or profane words or meaning, general calls (calls not addressed to a particular station), routine messages and radio tests, and communications when your ship is on land (for example, while the ship is on a trailer).
What Happens if Users Do Not Comply with the FCC’s Rules?
Interference to a maritime distress and safety frequency, including VHF Marine Channel 16, is a violation of the most critical nature, with potential impact upon safety of life and property. Harmful interference can be caused not only by intentional operation, but also by stuck microphones on Channel 16, and inadvertent activation of EPIRBs. Harmful interference disrupts vital safety frequencies, and can obscure genuine distress transmissions. Tracking down such interference also places a strain on valuable resources of the safety and rescue agencies. Be aware that the Enforcement Bureau intends to strictly enforce the Rules related to marine radio operations.1
Violators may be subject to the penalties authorized by the Communications Act, including first offense fines as high as $16,000 for each violation or imprisonment for up to one year. Your radio equipment can also be seized and forfeited to the U.S. Government. In addition, the Coast Guard can recover the costs of its rescue efforts when the initiating distress call is determined to be false; these rescue-related costs can be as much as $5,000 per hour.
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What an a$$hole. Regardless if he was in the closed area or not (which he probably was) that is no way to act over a radio. Hope he gets all that's coming to him. Tool.
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Class act right there. And he'd be the first issuing a mayday and complaining f response time.

The accent....up north guy. Us Florida types have better manners!!
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Originally Posted by rparkssos View Post
That'll be a costly rant!
has it happened to you too

Damned fishermen attempting to help feed the population
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Geez ,that dude would not be a good skipper in a bad situation. Jackwagon.
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He's asking for a boarding party to come aboard and have a hayday over his violations of which I am sure there are many.
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[QUOTE=Still Stoked;8712152]Class act right there. And he'd be the first issuing a mayday and complaining f response time.
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There is way more to the story than that... For starters,, Most fishermen wouldn't have put themselves in precarious positions like they do today. They are forced to be there due to foolish regulations.
I think these boats now need to put observers on their boats at a cost to the boat of $700 a day. Can you see a cop,fireman school teacher, politician paying 700 a day out of their own pocket to have someone sit there and watch them work
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Originally Posted by hanson View Post
Geez ,that dude would not be a good skipper in a bad situation. Jackwagon.
The straw that breaks the camels back was only a straw
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[quote=lobstercatcher;8712199]
Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
Class act right there. And he'd be the first issuing a mayday and complaining f response time.
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There is way more to the story than that... For starters,, Most fishermen wouldn't have put themselves in precarious positions like they do today. They are forced to be there due to foolish regulations.
I think these boats now need to put observers on their boats at a cost to the boat of $700 a day. Can you see a cop,fireman school teacher, politician paying 700 a day out of their own pocket to have someone sit there and watch them work
If they were not notorious for routinely abusing the regulations they would have a better argument. Do you think a guy that acts like that gives a damn about regulations when he could otherwise benefit? The whole system is badly broken and many parties did a great job of breaking it.
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read the comments in the video. i guess this was like 2 years ago. within 48 hours the same CG cutter issued the same violation to a lot of boats. Then the CG Skipper came out and admitted they were wrong. Also I guess they were on channel 22 prior to the recording and the CG kept accusing the captain and he got mad so he went to 16 so everyone could hear.

End of the day, captain was right and frustrated.

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