Forum set for gold dredge vessel examinations

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, is scheduled to host a telephone conference to share information and solicit comments about proposed gold dredge vessel examinations May 20.

The teleconference is open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.  

The proposed examinations will allow the Coast Guard to regulate the gold dredge fleet using national commercial vessel standards in Nome, Alaska. Enforcement of the examinations is scheduled begin June 1.

The toll-free conference line number is (877) 931-0688, pass code 2221313.

Please direct questions to Lt. Brierley Ostrander, chief of Inspections Division, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, via email at or (907) 428-4164.

By Professional Mariner Staff