Safety Drill Training Ramps up in Alaska
Since 1994 it’s been the law that skippers and crews do monthly safety drills if they fish beyond three miles.
“And those monthly drills have to cover Man Overboard, flooding, fire and abandoned ship, those four scenarios.”
Jerry Dzugan is director of the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association based in Sitka.
AMSEA training helps fishermen get used to doing the safety drills and stay up to speed with survival equipment like EPIRBS, life rafts and radios, immersion suits and what to do in emergencies...
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