Coast Guard, Hampton Roads Maritime Association Sponsors Safety Seminar

NORFOLK, Va. – Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads and the Virginia Maritime Association are sponsoring a safety seminar at the Coast Guard Integrated Support Command in Portsmouth, Va., on Thursday Oct. 18, for crewmembers that operate commercial tugs.

This is the tenth consecutive year of this partnership, an idea born from the Coast Guard’s Prevention Through People Program.

The safety seminar is the only one of its kind in the United States. During the eight-hour day attendees participate in classroom exercises, listen to presentations by subject matter experts, and are given the opportunity to participate in hands-on training like fighting fires, firing distress signal flares, learning how to put on a survival suit, and board a life raft.

The Coast Guard and Virginia Maritime Association invite anyone presently working in the towing industry to attend. Reservations can be made through the Virginia Maritime Association at (757) 622-2639.

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