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Old 09-26-2008
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Marine Emergency Training

I had the chance to sign up for a Emergency Marine Environment training class last Wednesday. I mainly signed up to do it with my wife who had little boating experience as opposed to my 40 years of being on the water.

Let's face it, when I fall off or get in trouble who is going to help? It is a required course for people who go up north fishing in Alaska. As a mater of fact the actual "Deadliest Catch" boat was near by.

The reason for this post after a day that started at 7AM and ended at 8 PM. I see many people around my moorage that have spent thousands on emergency equipment or have not and should but have no idea how to use it to save their life or others. I will be glad to write more about my day so others can learn later on. I was a tired guy, the Coast Guard was great, I enjoyed looking like gumby, the water was cold, and I have the knowledge to extend my life and others.

I urge that we keep this post I started alive AND TALK ABOUT IT.

It was an eye opener to me, and I have had some emergency situations I lived through in the past. WOW!!!!
If it doesn't move SHRED IT!

Last edited by skyellab; 09-26-2008 at 05:57 PM.
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