Coast Guard assesses training after spate of mission-related deaths

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard is concerned enough about recent mission-related deaths that it is studying the need for certain types of high-risk training, Government Executive magazine reported. The agency has lost 14 aviators and at least one maritime safety and security person in the past two years. The Coast Guard has ended “hook-and-climb” training in which crew members practiced using a rope ladder to board noncompliant vessels.
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By Professional Mariner Staff