Fishing vessel drill conductor workshop starts Saturday

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a fishing vessel drill conductor workshop on Saturday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at the University of Alaska Southeast Technical Education Center, Room 106, 1415 Harbor Way.

This workshop is free to commercial fishermen. The cost is $175 for all others. Interested mariners may register online at or call 747-3287.

This workshop is an opportunity for commercial fishermen and other mariners to gain hands-on training with marine safety equipment and learn best practices for surviving emergencies at sea. Instructor Neil Nickerson will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, signal flares, and mayday calls; man-overboard recovery; firefighting; flooding and damage control; dewatering pumps, immersion suits and PFDs, helicopter rescue, life rafts, abandon ship procedures, and emergency drills.

AMSEA’s Drill Conductor workshops meet the U.S. Coast Guard training requirements for drill conductors on commercial fishing vessels.