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Commercial Shark Fishery Observer Program

Observer Training

Life Rafts
Commercial fishing vessels are required to carry Coast Guard approved survival craft of sufficient capacity to accomodate every person on board as determined by the Federal Requirements for Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels.

raft practice

Important documents regarding the installation and deployment of survival craft:


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Life raft prior to deployment courtesy NOAA

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Classroom raft exercise: instructor explaining technical information © FLMNH

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Pool session covering life rafts, immersion suits, and personal flotation devices (PFDs) © FLMNH