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Far-flung fleet of tuna boats less than safe

In eight years 19 individuals have died aboard U.S.-flagged distant-water boats

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 21, 2014

~~<p>The U.S. Coast Guard is raising new safety concerns for crews that harvest tuna from some of the most remote waters in the Pacific following a spate of accidents in the past eight years that have left 19 crew members dead aboard commercial tuna vessels flying U.S. flags.</p>
<p>The service this week announced fines against the South Pacific Tuna Corp., a U.S.- and Taiwanese-owned company that operates 14 of the 40 large industrial tuna vessels that compose what's called the &quot;distant-water tuna fleet,&quot; which operates in foreign Pacific waters under international treaty.</p>
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The U.S. Coast Guard is raising new safety concerns for crews that harvest tuna from some of the most remote waters in the Pacific following a spate of accidents in the past eight years that have left 19 crew members dead aboard commercial tuna vessels flying U.S. flags.

The service this week announced fines against the South Pacific Tuna Corp., a U.S.- and Taiwanese-owned company that operates 14 of the 40 large industrial tuna vessels that compose what's called the "distant-water tuna fleet," which operates in foreign Pacific waters under international treaty. Login for more...



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