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Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course


April 4-5, 2024


Day 1 & 2: 9:00AM to 3:00PM



Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend, WA, Exact location TBD


$125 ($62.50 for commercial fishermen who are Washington residents)


Robert Maw


AMSEA is conducting a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Port Townsend, Washington. This course is offered at reduced cost to commercial fishermen thanks to support form NIOSH, the U.S. Coast Guard, Washington Sea Grant, Seattle Fishermen's Memorial Fund, and AMSEA members.

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 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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