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It’s a blustery day today in Dutch Harbor as the American No.1 finishes up offloading trip #3/2011

American No.1 offloads in Captains Bay

Note the three trampers (Korean refrigerated freight vessels) and Mt. Ballyhoo in the background. The American No.1 is offloading to TPI’s tramper Dinok.

We’ll be out before midnight to start trip #4 – good luck, good sailing, & good fishing.

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Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Happy New Year – year of the metal rabbit.

The rabbit is said to be a lucky sign and we’re going to focus on the rabbit’s traits of safety and security as always.

Last Friday a packet was sent to all crew via FedEx (to your address on file) and Email (if you’ve provided an email address).

It is very important that you note that February is Open Enrollment month for our FFI crew medical plan – if you wish to participate in the plan starting March 1, 2011, YOU MUST ENROLL BEFORE THE END OF FEBRUARY. Please contact Amanda in the office to take care of this.

401k ~ Sovereign Wealth Management & Medical Insurance ~ Allen Insurance

The mailing also included:

  1. Direct Deposit instructions for your pay and draws
  2. 2011 Policies
  3. Vessel Schedule
  4. FFI Twitter – @ FishFinest

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Please contact the office should you have any questions or concerns ~ we are proud to offer these opportunities to our crew ~ good people are the key to our success! To quote Ms. Park, “build your career at Fishermen’s Finest ~ be proud, be strong, and be successful.”

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Fishermen’s Finest has a Twitter account; please be sure to follow us for important announcements regarding our crew, operations, recruiting, safety, stewardship and vessels as well as a bit of commentary from time to time.

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Fishermen’s Finest would like to congratulate Sammy Teuteu on being named our Crewman of the Quarter! Mr. Teuteu has been a member of the FFI family since 1997 and has certainly made a positive impression on the crew and company...

As we gather to send the vessels off to Alaska for the 2011 Season, the crew and employees of Fishermen’s Finest met on the dock at the Maritime Industrial Center today to acknowledge our 5, 10, and 20 year crew as well as hear Ms. Park encourage us all to ‘build our careers at Fishermen’s Finest.’

Ms. Park addresses Fishermen's Finest

Be Safe

Ms. Park addresses Fishermen's Finest

Be Strong

Ms. Park addresses Fishermen's Finest

and after a record breaking 2009 and now 2010, let’s make 2011 our best year ever!

Fishermen’s Finest ~ a team of excellence ~ our name says it all!

Fishermen’s Finest was pleased to host a group of new observer trainees at our Martime Industrial Center shipyard today. There were 25 observers and their NMFS instructors aboard to get a closer look at what they should expect aboard an Ammendment 80 Factory Trawler.

NMFS Observer Class visits FFI Shipyard 1/7/2011

Good luck future Observers!