Fish Factor: U.S. senators want Coast Guard to drop face mask requirement
April 8, 2021
Alaska’s two U.S. senators are trying to get the face mask requirement aboard fishing vessels removed.
A Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin issued March 22 recites its authority to restrict vessel access to ports and at-sea operations if the boat operator and crew fail to follow the rules of the Centers for Disease Control.
“Vessels that have not implemented the mask requirement may be issued a Captain of the Port order directing the vessel’s movement and operations; repeated failure to impose the mask mandate could result in civil and/or criminal enforcement action,”the...