Training to survive at sea

21 Oct 2022

Maritime Industry

Several dozen crew members of fishing boats and state marine agency vessels took part in the first day of a two-day training program on safety and survival at sea led by personnel from Fishing Partnership Support Services sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant and UConn Avery Point on Thursday.

Training included lessons in launching signal flares and EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons); opioid awareness and NARCAN response; executing MAYDAY calls; man overboard recovery; firefighting; onboard flood and damage control; and using dewatering pumps, immersion suits, personal flotation devices and life rafts.

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