Safety Training Sessions on Tap in Gloucester, MA

Fisherman Safety-Training Funds Included in Coast Guard Bill
A Coast Guard ensign shows how to operate a high-volume dewatering pump that could be used to save a sinking vessel.

The Gloucester Times reports that the Fishing Partnership Support Services is sponsoring 2 free sessions of hands-on safety and survival training on May 12 and 13 at U.S. Coast Guard Station Gloucester.

Read details on what’s involved in the one-day marine safety and survival skill training course for boaters:

The sessions are scheduled to run 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be conducted by Coast Guard-certified marine safety instructors. A free lunch is provided by Ocean Marine Insurance Agency.

Training will cover onboard firefighting, flooding and pump operations; flares and personal location beacons; survival suits and life-raft equipment; first aid; and man-overboard and helicopter-hoist procedures.

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