Coast Guard and partner agencies offer commercial fishing drill conductor course in Astoria

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, Oregon Crab Commission, Oregon Sea Grant and Englund Marine, will offer a two-day commercial fishing, drill conductor, marine safety and survival training course at Englund Marine in Astoria, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4-5, 2013, from 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The course will include activities and information relating to personal safety gear, safety regulations, on board drills, dewatering pumps, rescue preparation, cold water survival, hypothermia, patching and plugging, marine fire fighting, vessel stability, immersion suits, inflatable life rafts, signal flares and EPIRBs.

Pre-registration is required and slots are limited. To register, call (503) 240-9337 or (503) 240-9373.

Participants are asked to bring rain gear, a change of clothes, a towel and an immersion suit if possible. Extra suits are available.

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