Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor

Date:

March 29, 2022

Hours:

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Location:

Address:

Bayou La Batre Senior Center

Cost:

$95.00 (includes sales tax) for commercial fishermen, $175.00 (includes sales tax) for all others

Instructor:

Michael Lawson

Registration:

Register online or call (907) 747-3287.

Participants will follow current Alabama mandates & recommendations to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.


AMSEA is conducting a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Irvington, Alabama. There will be a water session. Bring clothes for the water and a towel. 

This course is offered at reduced cost to commercial fishermen thanks to support from Alaska DCCED, NIOSH, the U.S. Coast Guard, and AMSEA members

The class will cover these topics:


  • In-The-Water Skills

  • 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


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