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Fishing Vessel Safety Division (CG-CVC-3)



MISLE User Guide: The Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) is a database system managed and used by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). MISLE is used to store data on marine accidents, pollution incidents, search and rescue cases, law enforcement activities, and vessel inspections/examinations. The public may access portions of the data contained on the MISLE system through the Port State Information eXchange (PSIX). Currently, it contains information on over 650,000 U.S. and foreign flagged vessel including nearly 80,000 Commercial Fishing Vessels. The information found in PSIX represents a weekly snapshot of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) data on U.S. flag vessels, foreign vessels operating in U.S. waters, and Coast Guard contacts with those vessels. Information on unclosed cases, investigations, or cases pending further action is considered privileged information and is precluded from the PSIX system.

Operational Fishing Vessel Safety Pamphlet for Crabbers –

F/V SCANDIES ROSE - Lessons Learned

Training Program: Damage Control

Program Damage Control (DC) Trainers are available by contacting a Coast Guard CFVS Examiner and have a DC Trainer at your next training session.

Procurement request to develop the U.S. Coast Guard Damage Control Trainer was processed in August 2000; under contract with Metalite Industries, Inc., 1804 West 4th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204; Ph: (509) 624-4333. Each unit cost approximately $20,000.00, not including freight to destination.

Supporting Documents:

Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Videos provided by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Topics Include:

  • Surviving and Preventing A Vessel Disaster
  • Fishing Safety Success Stories Related to Deck Safety
  • On Shore and Dive Injury Prevention
  • Confined Spaces Resources
  • Falls Overboard: Surviving, Unwitnessed Incidents, and Recovery Process


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