Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor

Date:

March 16-17, 2022

Hours:

7:45 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:

Address:

Barbey Maritime Center

Cost:

Free to Commercial Fishermen

Instructor:

Ronald Hilburger

Registration:

Call 503-325-8573 or email fvsportland@uscg.mil

AMSEA is conducting a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Astoria, Oregon. This course is offered at no cost to commercial fishermen thanks to support from Oregon Sea Grant, Englund Marine, Columbia River Maritime Museum, NIOSH, the U.S. Coast Guard, and AMSEA members. The class will cover these topics:


  • Cold-Water Survival Skills

  • EPIRBs, Signal Flares, and MAYDAY Calls

  • Man Overboard Recovery

  • Firefighting

  • Flooding & Damage Control

  • Dewatering Pumps

  • Immersion Suits and PFDs

  • Abandon Ship Procedures

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Life Rafts

  • Emergency Procedures Drills

  • In-the-Water Skills Practice


This course meets the US Coast Guard training requirements for drill conductors on commercial fishing vessels, 46 CFR 28.270(c).