High schoolers earn certifications in onboard survival drills
October 12, 2017
Eleven Wrangell high school students took part in a two-day workshop, enabling their certification to conduct fishing vessel drills.
Secondary schools principal Bill Schwan explained the 18-hour instructional course was provided through a grant with Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, a Sitka-based organization which provides marine safety training for a variety of nautical activities across the country. Its Coast Guard-approved fishing vessel drill conductor trainings focus on safety issues pertinent to commercial fishing, but the skills have wider applications for subsistence and...