The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Newport on Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Englund Marine and Industrial Supply, 880 SE Bay Blvd.

The cost for the class is $125 for commercial fishermen and $175 for all others. Interested mariners may register online at www.amsea.org or call 907-747-3287.

The class will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, signal flares and mayday calls; man-overboard recovery; firefighting; flooding and damage control; dewatering pumps; immersion suits and personal flotation devices; helicopter rescue, life rafts, abandon ship procedures, emergency drills and in-the-water skills practice.

AMSEA’s Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshops meet the U.S. Coast Guard training requirements for drill conductors on commercial fishing vessels, 46 CFR 28.270 (c).

This class offers an 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. AMSEA is offering this class at a reduced cost to commercial fishermen thanks to support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, the U.S. Coast Guard, and AMSEA members.

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