Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fire Extinguisher Services

Southeast Extinguisher Service Inc will be in Wrangell June 11-13; Petersburg June 14-20, to provide services compliant with Coast Guard regulations. Their number is 790-2522 and their travel calendar is on their web site.

Friday, May 19, 2017


Shore Aids/Day Boards in Portlock Harbor and Klag Bay-

The Coast Guard is considering dis-establishing these in light of current navigational aids. Robert Nendza of the Cutter “Maple” is seeking input. Please contact him is you would like them to remain. You can email him at

Monday, May 15, 2017

Seattle Port Meeting

SEAS Port meeting June 1st!
10 am - noon, Nordby Building @ Fishermen's Terminal 3919 18th Ave West. Contact Board member Laugh Leach (206) 849-6417 with questions or for directions.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Chris Peterson F/V Atlantis Memorial Golf Tournament MAY 19th!

36 teams are already entered, but there is room for a couple more if you haven't already signed up. There's a lunch at noon and a dinner around 7:30 pm with silent auction etc... if that is more your speed. All proceeds go to Seattle Children's Hospital in Chris' name. A fun event for a great cause!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Dockside Exams in Petersburg

Attention Petersburg Commercial Fishermen

Several Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiner will be in Petersburg conducting Fishing Vessel Dockside Exams from 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16th thru 1:00 PM, Friday, May 19thThese vessel examinations are free, take about an hour and help ensure your vessel is equipped with all federally required equipment.  Vessels that pass the examination will be issued a Dockside Exam Decal that is valid for 2 years. 

On October 15, 2015, these exams became mandatory for Commercial Fishing Vessels that operate more than 3 NM off the outer coast of Southeast Alaska.

  Vessel owners seeking information on what federal safety requirements apply to their vessel can go to and select the link for “Generate your own checklist”, then follow the directions to launch the Checklist Generator.  This tool will enable you to create a custom list of requirements that apply to your vessel, crew size, fishery and operating area.  This process has proven extremely valuable to fishermen preparing their vessel for a Dockside Exam.  I am also available by phone or email (see above) to answer any questions about the requirements for your vessel prior to my arriving in Petersburg.

Anyone interested in scheduling an exam while we are in town
should sign up at the Harbormaster’s Office. 

Sincerely, Steve Ramp

Steve Ramp
USCG  Marine Safety Detachment
329 Harbor Drive, Suite 202
Sitka, Alaska 99835
W: (907) 966-5620
C: (907) 738-7267