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Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course


May 20-21, 2024


Day 1: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Day 2: 8:30am to 4:30pm (5 hours total, hours will vary by appointment)



Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center


Free to Kodiak commercial and non-commercial fishing fleet; $225 for Kodiak commercial and non-commercial fishing agency staff


Julie Matweyou


AMSEA is conducting a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Kodiak, Alaska. Participants qualify for a reimbursement of up to $95 off the purchase price of their next PFD. 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. 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

  • Water Practicum

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

*Minimum age is 14 years old. Attendees under 18 must have a parental consent waiver.

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