Bellingham, Washington

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor


March 15, 2021


8:00 AM to 6:00 PM


$50 for commercial fishermen


Joe Peterson


Call or email Sarah Fisken at 360-710-8989 or

Washington Sea Grant and AMSEA are conducting a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Bellingham, Washington. This course is offered at a reduced cost of $50 to commercial fishermen, thanks to support from Washington Sea Grant,  NIOSH, the U.S. Coast Guard, and AMSEA members. Students should bring an immersion suit, a change of clothes, snacks, a pen, and a photo ID. The class will cover these topics:

  • EPIRBs, Signal Flares, and MAYDAY Calls

  • Man Overboard Recovery

  • Firefighting

  • Flooding & Damage Control

  • Dewatering Pumps

  • Immersion Suits and PFDs

  • Abandon Ship Procedures

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Life Rafts

  • Cold-Water Survival Skills

  • Emergency Procedures Drills

  • In-the-Water Skills Practice Session

This course meets the US Coast Guard training requirements for drill conductors on commercial fishing vessels, 46 CFR 28.270(c).

Get the training you need to survive emergencies at sea!


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