Marine safety drills to take place this month in Naknek and Dillingham


As hordes of skippers and crew from Homer and elsewhere prepare to descend on Bristol Bay for what is expected to be another blockbuster salmon season, the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is holding four drill instructor courses which are mandatory for Coast Guard and insurance purposes.

People trained as drill instructors are required to hold a variety of safety drills aboard their vessel every 30 days if they operate beyond 3 miles from shore.

Two of the classes will be held in Naknek on June 3 and 17, and two in Dillingham on June 8 and 9.

The classes are 12 hours over the course of one

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