Coast Guard to hold commercial fishing safety seminar in Cape May, N.J.

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, located in Philadelphia, is scheduled to hold a commercial fishing safety seminar in Cape May Wednesday for local commercial fishermen in accordance with Operation Safe Catch.

The seminar is three hours and will touch on subjects such as lifesaving, stability and safety aboard commercial fishing vessels. The seminar will also look at how Coast Guard air station rescues are conducted.

The seminar will be held at Lucky Bones Backwater Grille at 9 a.m. located at 1200 Route 109 in Cape May. For directions please click here.

Below is the agenda for the seminar.

  • Introduction- Coast Guard Capt. Meredith Austin, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay
  • Operation Safe Catch Overview
  • Introduction- Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Haag
  • Two-and-a-half hour academic lesson plan- Lt. Jennifer Haag
  • Stability concepts and definitions
  • Weight addition/removal
  • Liquid loading
  • Material condition
  • Active stabilizers and paravanes
  • Inclining experiment
  • General safety and best practices
  • Questions and course evaluations
  • Comments from Thomas Casey on marine transportation recovery
  • Aviation recovery safety briefing
  • Aviation demonstration provided by Air Station Atlantic City, N.J.

A flyer for the event is available by clicking here.

For background information on Operation Safe Catch please click here.

For more information on the seminar please contact 215-271-4925.

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