Story last updated at 4/27/2011 - 1:40 pm
Changes have been made to the commercial fishing safety training course scheduled for May in Haines, Alaska, according to a press release from the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA). The course was originally scheduled to be held over two days, but has been changed to just one, on May 19.
Among the activities will be a hands-on practicum, familiarizing participants with equipment such as life rafts, personal flotation devices and fire extinguishers.
The course meets the requirements for commercial fishing vessels set up by the US Coast Guard (USCG). It is free to commercial fishermen and crew because of funds provided by the USCG and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
The 10-hour course will be held on Thursday, May 19 at the Haines High School in the Home Ec. Room. For more information about the course, contact AMSEA by phone at 907-747-3287, or visit its website at www.amsea.org.
- Richard Radford