Coast Guard gives safety training at Fisherman's Forum

Mar 04, 2019
Photo by: Morgan Brooke The Coast Guard’s Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Program provided water safety training at the Maine Fisherman's Forum March 2.

Rockport — At the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, which took place at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, from Feb. 28 through March 2, The Coast Guard’s Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Program provided water safety training in the resort’s pool for adults and kids. The training included life raft and immersion suit training as well as instruction on water survival techniques and free inspections of immersion suits.  Attendees were allowed to either bring their own suit or try one of the Coast Guard’s in the heated pool.

The annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum hosts fishermen, gear suppliers, scientists, government and other stakeholders to collaborate on all things fishing: markets, resource status, regulations, the latest in technology and the environment.

 

Instructor Brian Smith helps student Will Hutchins suit up at the Coast Guard water safety training. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Instructor Brian Smith helps student Will Hutchins suit up at the Coast Guard water safety training. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Student Will Hutchins gets used to the water while instructor Brian Smith watches. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Instructor Brian Smith helps student Brownell Thomson adjust his suit at the Coast Guard water safety training. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
The Coast Guard water safety training at the Maine Fisherman's Forum included life raft training. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
With help from Brian Smith, Brownell Thomson jumps in. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Will Hutchins floats in the pool at the Coast Guard water safety training March 2. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Pictured from left, are Jon Leavitt, of Chase Leavitt Co (Marine Safety and Survival); Coast Guard Cmdr. Jason Boyer and Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Greg Knoll. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
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