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Marine Safety Class offered inmates at Spring Creek

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District partnered with Spring Creek Correctional Center this week to offer the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association’s 18 Hour Survival Procedures, Equipment and Onboard Drills Course to inmates in both the Youthful Offender Program and General Population. This three day course provides practical information on the survival equipment found on most commercial vessels and prepares participants to conduct the emergency drills necessary to ensure the safety of passengers and crew. This course meets training requirements for commercial fishermen operating on documented vessels beyond the Boundary Line and earns sea time toward licensure. Everyone who successfully completes these courses is issued a Drill Conductor Card that serves as proof of compliance with USCG training requirements.

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“We are proud to announce all fourteen participants completed the course this week and earned their Drill Conductor Cards. Several participants release in April and are eager to put their skills to work in Alaska’s maritime industry. Special thanks to AMSEA Instructor Dan Walker for coming to Spring Creek and Sergeant John Cox and crew for ensuring smooth sailing throughout the course,” said Superintendent Craig Turnbull.