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Free safety workshop for commercial fishermen

...survival skills, emergency radio beacons, maydays, man-overboard recovery, fire fighting, immersion suits, personal flotation devices, emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts and abandon ship procedures.The workshop meets the training...
Alaska Editorial: Making good decisions on the water

...unsuccessful, but there are six people who lived to fish another day.Thankfully, all six people were wearing personal flotation devices. A life jacket doesn't guarantee survival, not in the Kenai River's cold waters and dangerous currents...
Photo: Practical math

Coast Guard Capt. Michael Cerne teaches the importance of personal flotation devices and vessel safety last Friday to sixth-grade advanced math students at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. When asked if they go...
USCG safety equipment regulations

...materials. Sound off on the important issues at Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) All recreational boats must carry one...Display of Numbers Registration/Documentation Personal Flotation Devices Visual Distress Signals (VDS) Fire Extinguishers...
Neighbors Digest

...Association and includes boating safety, ice safety, survival kits, hypothermia prevention, a review of personal flotation devices, distress signals and land survival. Cost is $100. Academic credit is available for an additional fee...
Polo with a paddle: Kayak polo popular in Alaska days. In Anchorage, players use regular whitewater kayaks that are 6 to 8 feet long. They wear standard personal flotation devices and kayaking helmets with face masks for protection. The fast-paced game looks like it would appeal only...
Wasilla man drowns as loaded boat capsizes

...visibility. They resumed after daylight and found the body about 11:30 a.m. Investigators say they found no personal flotation devices in the 8-foot boat or on the two men and the child.
Coast Guard terminates two voyages at Auke Bay

...and found that the crew had insufficient firefighting equipment aboard, and the skiff crew had insufficient personal flotation devices. "The Coast Guard boarding teams also detected signs of potential underage drinking and requested the Alaska...
Police & Fire for Sept. 25, 2012

...boarded the PV Sentry and issued Lucas J. Erickson, 27, of Juneau a citation for failing to carry enough personal flotation devices for all persons on board his vessel. Erickson was given a $110 fine out of the Juneau District Court.Domestic...
After rock was hit, escape went smoothly

...crew were ordered to their emergency stations and passengers were told to go to their staterooms, get their personal flotation devices and head to the lounge. ``The pumps couldn't keep up with the water,'' Hanna said. ``We lost electrical...


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