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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell HS students earn certifications in onboard survival drills


October 12, 2017

WRANGELL — Eleven Wrangell high school students took part in a two-day workshop, enabling their certification to conduct fishing vessel drills.

Secondary schools principal Bill Schwan explained the 18-hour instructional course was provided through a grant with Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, a Sitka-based organization which provides marine safety training for a variety of nautical activities across the country. Its Coast Guard-approved fishing vessel drill conductor trainings focus on safety issues pertinent to commercial fishing, but the skills have wider applications for sub...

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