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December 16, 2013

New Bering Sea boat designed for safety

  • Fishing remains one of the deadliest professions with a 2012 fatality rate of 117 per 100,000 workers, compared to 17 for construction.
  • By MANUEL VALDES
    Associated Press

    ANACORTES — Few professions are as deadly as commercial fishing on the Bering Sea.

    Crews face rogue waves and frigid gales that toss around heavy machines and cause vessels to pitch, yaw and roll on turbulent waters. The dangers are so constant that they've been made lore on the long-running cable show “Deadliest Catch.”


     
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