Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor

Date:

April 4, 2022

Hours:

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Location:

Address:

McCausland Hall at the Westport Maritime Museum

Cost:

$50.00 for commercial fishermen

Instructor:

Joe Petersen

Registration:

Call (206)543-7009 or email keetonj@uw.edu

Participants must bring their own cloth face mask and agree to follow class recommendations to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.


AMSEA is conducting a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Westport, Washington. This course is offered at reduced cost to commercial fishermen thanks to support form NIOSH, the U.S. Coast Guard, Washington Sea Grant, Seattle Fishermen's Memorial Fund, 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).