New Bedford, MA - Vessel Stability Awareness & Damage Control for Commercial Fisherman


Date: January 27, 2017

Hours: 8:00 AM AM to 4:00 PM

Cost: Free for commercial fishermen

Location: New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, 38 Bethel St, New Bedford, MA 02741  Map

Registration: Register online at or call Deb Kelsey at (508) 991-3043


Fishing Partnership Support Services is offering an AMSEA Vessel Stability Awareness & Damage Control for Commercial Fisherman workshop in New Bedford, MA. Lunch will be provided. Instructor Jerry Dzugan will cover:


  • Basic Terminology of Stability

  • Owner Responsibilities & Requirements

  • What are Stability, Buoyancy, and Gravity?

  • Vessel Stability: How Does it Work?

  • Stability Risks

  • Seamanship

  • Damage Control

  • Risk Factors for Different Fisheries and Operations

  • How Stability Guidance is Created

  • The “Roll Test”


Thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard, this training is offered FREE to commercial fishing vessel owners, skippers and crewmen! 


Get the training you need to survive emergencies at sea!

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