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Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Date:

March 9, 2024 - March 10, 2024

Hours:

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:

Address:

University of Georgia Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant

Cost:

Free for commercial fishermen, $225 for all others

Instructor:

Michael Lawson

Registration:

Register online or call (907) 747-3287.


AMSEA is conducting a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Brunswick, Georgia. This course is free to commercial fishermen thanks to support from Georgia Sea Grant, NIOSH, the U.S. Coast Guard, and AMSEA members. 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


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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