The Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light crew and maritime safety and survival experts are offering a free training event for members of the local commercial fishing community this Thursday, March 21.

The event's purpose is to provide a full day of hands-on training in fighting fires, plugging leaks, and swimming to a life raft in a survival suit. It will run from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

This course is designed for all fishermen, including crewmen, to learn or hone fundamental survival skills like making a MAYDAY call, lighting flares, and rescuing a person who falls overboard.  

Learn more about the Safety and Survival training at

Who: Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light and commercial fishing safety and survival experts from Fishing Partnership Support Services 

What: Hands-on safety and survival training for the commercial fishing community.  

When: March 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, 601 Bayview Ave, Barnegat Light, NJ, 08006 

The next safety and survival training events will take place in Sandwich, Mass., on Thursday, April 25, and in Gloucester, Mass., on Thursday, May 2.

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