Safety At Sea Training For Commercial Fishermen

Category: Education

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Montauk (NY) June 2010


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Safety At Sea Training For Commercial Fishermen

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Hmm, this should be interesting….

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The venue……… Inlet Seafood Company, Montauk

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So far, so good……. We minimized lectures in the classroom

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Then fishermen participated in several drills and stations outdoor - lots of safety gadgets to learn about

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We even covered the basics……..

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Will we ever need to use these things? Let’s hope not! Visual flares being used by mariners must conform to USCG standards Smoke distress canisters

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Note wind direction for this application We are here! Great lesson learned by our fishermen – and you, about smoke flare deployment!

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Hand held distress flares can be hazardous to the user

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Instructions on proper application of aerial flares Point flare away from your mates

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Carry multiple signals onboard in case of failure (USCG requires at least three) – expired signals should be disposed This one is a dud

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This drill was used to highlight potential hazards – let’s take a closer look……

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With proper technique, the user can reduce potential hazards Wrong angle – he could start a fire on the deck Avoid making eye contact (even with safety goggles)

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That’s more like it - fishermen improved their technique Smile……… priceless!

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Where’s the fire? Training highlighted several risks associated with working on a fishing vessel – fires can be particularly dangerous

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This guy started it! Controlled fire create a living classroom for fishermen

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Aim low! Knowing how to fight an engine room fire can minimize hazard

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USCG has impressive outreach tools! Damage Control Trailer There were several other drills conducted in a controlled environment

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Ability to adjust flow rate for water intake Simulating leaks on a vessel was easy with help from USCG Station Montauk

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Nice to know about simple materials to use when a leak suddenly occurs, until help arrives USCG Station Montauk helped our fishermen to develop these basic skills……….

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Leaking pipe joints can be fixed, too ….and helped fishermen to think outside the box

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Fishermen learned about proper use of USCG approved immersion suit……….. In the northeast, winter further complicates survival

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…and use of life USCG approved life craft

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Discrete inspection process revealed 21% of the suits failed for various reasons, to meet USCG standard This guy is inspecting the suit

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There are hidden hazards even when trying to preserve our life during a distress ……………. There’s a better technique to enter water during an emergency

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Education is key to improve fishermen’s ability to practice safety at sea Note position of arms and legs

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Using a USCG approved life craft takes practice when wearing an immersion suit – let’s take a closer look at this maneuver …………

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He needs assistance to leave the life craft – instead of a pier, this could be a rescue vessel in turbulent sea condition

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Participants had one chance to observe deployment of a full size USCG approved life craft Tara did the honors

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Remember this guy – he stayed shirtless all day Grand prize winner Long Island Occupation And Environmental Health Center (LIOEHC) donated PDFs IMP donated a new immersion suit as the grand prize Note the smiles – this wasn’t a bad day after all!

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A special nod to the partners, who made this training successful USCG Station Montauk (it’s across the bay and they are friends to fishermen)

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Inlet Seafood Company (owned and operated by commercial fishermen)

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program (familiar face with commercial fishing industry) Long Island Occupational & Environmental Health (does great work with agricultural workers and wants to bring services to fishing communities)

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NY Center for Agricultural Medicine (they donated the bulk of funds and work to improve workplace safety in fishing, farming, foresty) LI Occupational and Environmental Health Center (LIOEHC) IMP Marine Group (USCG certified trainers offering training throughout the northeast NY Sea Grant (helping to bring partners together to solve problems)

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Let’s continue to work together to help keep commercial fishermen safe at sea

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Photo Credit Barbara Branca, New York Sea Grant Paul Focazio, New York Sea Grant Rodney Avila, IMP Marine Group Music Commercial Fishing by The Bobbers (available on iTunes) Thanks to the following partners New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health Long Island Occupational & Environmental Health Center IMP Marine Group United States Coast Guard Station Montauk United States Coast Guard Auxiliary CCE of Suffolk County Marine Program New York Sea Grant Dedicated to fishermen who love strictly commercial fishing

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