For Immediate Release
Date Issued: February 18, 2016
Kill date: March 5, 2016
F/V Drill Conductor Workshop for Commercial Fishermen
The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a 10-hour Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Brunswick, GA on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The workshop will be conducted at the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service Fisheries Building, 715 Bay Street.
This workshop is an excellent opportunity for commercial fishermen and other mariners to gain hands-on training with marine safety equipment and learn best practices for surviving emergencies at sea. The workshop covers emergency drills; EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion suits and PFDs, helicopter rescue, life rafts, abandon ship procedures, cold-water survival skills, and includes and in-the-water practice session.
AMSEA’s Drill Conductor workshops meet the U.S. Coast Guard training requirements for Drill Conductors on documented commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundary line. This workshop is offered for free to commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health. The cost is $175 for all others. Interested mariners may register online at www.amsea.org or call (907) 747-3287.
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Alaska Marine Safety Education Association
2924 Halibut Point Rd.
Sitka, AK 99835
(907) 747-3287 voice
(907) 747-3259 fax