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Organizing local Programs & Services that improve the health, safety, and economic security of fishermen and their families is something we work on all year long. These Programs & Services can sometimes come together quickly, so please check back often to see what’s happening near you.

Drill Conductor Certification - South Portland, ME

  • Location: USCG Station S. Portland, 259 High Street, South Portland, ME, 04106
  • Date: November 01, 2019
  • Time: 08:00am - 03:00pm

This course meets the Drill Conductor certification requirements of 46 CFR 28.270. To register for this training, you must have completed our Safety and Survival Training* course within the past year.

Upon completion of the Drill Conductor course, you will be prepared and certified to conduct emergency drills. Commercial fishing vessels operating beyond three nautical miles are required to conduct these drills on a monthly basis.

  • Man Overboard
  • Fire
  • Damage Control
  • Abandon Ship

The one-day training involves an Emergency Procedures classroom session in the morning, and an On-board Drills session (aboard a local vessel) in the afternoon.

*Safety & Survival Training is a pre-requisite of Drill Conductor Certification

For more information, email Nina, call her at (978) 282-4847, or register below.

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Retirement & Estate Planning - Chatham, MA

  • Location: Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02633
  • Date: November 12, 2019
  • Time: 04:00pm - 06:00pm

Join us to learn how to better plan for your future, through retirement and estate planning.

We are pleased to partner with Robert Krause and Robert Visnick to offer FREE guidance for fishermen and their families. Retirement and estate planning are arguably two of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family!

Bob Krause is a Financial Advisor and Chartered Financial Consultant. His  focus areas are protecting you and your family, and planning for and living in retirement.

Robert Visnick, Attorney at Law, specializes in estate planning. He has been serving the Cape Ann area for over fifteen years. Raised on Cape Ann, Bob has deep roots in the community.

For information, please email Morgan Eldredge or Shannon Eldredge, call (508) 237-9402 or complete the registration form below.

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If you’re one of the 11,000 people who work in our local commercial fishing industry, at sea or on shore, you and your family are entitled to all the benefits and free services we offer.

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