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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Students in the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus' Lifeboat - Proficiency in Survival course practice maneuvering a lifeboat on Nov. 7 near Mountain Point. The four-day course, which ran from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8, satisfies U.S. Coast Guard and international ratings standards. According to Mariah Warren, UAS Ketchikan assistant professor of marine transportation, the course covers all things to do with the launching and operating of a lifeboat. UAS Ketchikan has a gravity davit of the same type used on most Alaska Marine Highway System ferries, and students use this to learn how to properly lower, raise and stow a lifeboat. The course also covers maneuvering and command of the lifeboat on the water, in addition to the use of flares and other distress signals. Warren said the goal is for students to demonstrate that they are capable, in case of emergency, of launching a lifeboat, getting people on board, and if need be, rowing it away from the side of a vessel. Of the 19 students participating in the overall course, 14 were AMHS employees, according to AMHS information. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek

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