Aboard the F/V Arctic Lady: Self-Sufficiency on the High Seas

On the open ocean, there is no room for error. Traveling hundreds of miles from port, crews aboard commercial fishing vessels face an endless onslaught of crashing waves and rough weather with only their experience in repairs and diligence in maintenance to ensure a safe return. On-board the 133-foot F/V Arctic Lady, every crew member is expected to pull their own weight —and then some. This means dedication day-and-night during the frenetic fishing season to keep the boat clean, serviced, and ready for anything the Bering Sea can throw at them.

 

On the open ocean, there is no room for error.

 

 

The Arctic Lady is propelled through heavy weather by two 3412 Caterpillar engines, powered by two 3...

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