Date: July 8, 2019

Hours: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Cost: $95 for commercial fishermen, $175 for all others

Location: NOAA Galveston Laboratory, 4700 Avenue U, Bldg 306 Galveston, TX 77551

Registration: Register online or call (907) 747-3287


AMSEA is offering a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Galveston, Texas. This class is offered at a reduced cost of $95 for commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the NIOSH, NOAA, and AMSEA members. Instructor Michael Lawson will cover these topics:


  • EPIRBs, Signal Flares, and Mayday Calls

  • Man Overboard Recovery

  • Firefighting

  • Flooding & Damage Control

  • Dewatering Pumps

  • Immersion Suits and PFDs

  • Emergency Drills

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Life Rafts

  • Abandon Ship Procedures

  • Cold-Water Survival Skills

  • In-the Water Practice Session


Please bring clothing suitable for wearing in the water, your personal PFD, and a towel. AMSEA Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshops meet the U.S. Coast Guard training requirements for drill conductors on commercial fishing vessels, 46 CFR 28.270 (c).

Get the training you need to survive emergencies at sea!

Galveston, TX - F/V Drill Conductor Class

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