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Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor


March 16-17, 2022


7:45 AM to 5:00 PM



Barbey Maritime Center


Free to Commercial Fishermen


Ronald Hilburger


Call 503-325-8573 or email

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).

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