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Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor


January 8-9, 2024


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM



Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center


FREE to Kodiak Commercial Fishing Fleet, $225 for all others


Art Schultz and Julie Matweyou


Register online or call (907) 747-3287

AMSEA and Alaska Sea Grant are conducting a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Kodiak, Alaska. This course is offered for FREE to the Kodiak commercial fishing fleet thanks to support from Kodiak Island Borough scholarships, Alaska DCCED, NIOSH, the U.S. Coast Guard, and AMSEA members. Participants may qualify for a refund of up to $95 off the purchase price of their next personal floatation device. 

The class will cover these topics:

  • Cold-Water Survival 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

  • Emergency Procedures Drills

  • In-the-Water Skill Practice

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

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