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Free F/V drill conductor workshop offered in Dillingham

May 19th | Staff Report Print this article   Email this article  

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association will offer a two-day cold-water safety and drill conductor workshop in Dillingham from 5:30 to 9 p.m. June 1 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2. The workshop will be held at the UAF Bristol Bay Campus, 527 Seward Street.

Instructor, Gabe Dunham, will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, signal flares, and MAYDAY calls; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion suits and PFDs; emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts, and abandon ship procedures?

In addition, there will be an in-the-water practice session where workshop participants will practice skills with PFDs, immersion suits, and a life raft?This workshop meets the U.S. Coast Guard training requirements for drill conductors on documented commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundary line.

The workshop is free to commercial fishermen thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Interested mariners may register online at or call (907) 747-3287.


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