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October 12, 2017
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(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Located in Southeast Alaska, Ketchikan-based Chinook Shores Lodge announced lodge owner Jeff Wedekind and employee Søren Heinecke successfully completed MTR 228 Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) training at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). The course combined classroom instruction and testing at the UAS Ketchikan Campus with hands-on training in Tongass Narrows.

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Approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), UAS MTR 228 FRB meets requirements established by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. The course is a two credit elective within the University’s Marine Transportation Occupational Endorsement program and offers training for mariners seeking to advance in the wide variety of positions and vessels within the marine industry.

“Chinook Shores Lodge is dedicated to promoting a culture of safety throughout the organization and participation in the University’s Maritime program demonstrates our commitment to maintaining standards as established by the Coast Guard,” said lodge owner Nadra Angerman. 

During the course Wedekind and Heinecke, along with instructors and students, executed numerous drills including:

  • Donning personal gear and protective equipment with emphasis on correct ßusage, flotation, buoyancy and water survival.
  • Rescuing people from the sea with emphasis on vessel approach and handling the victim
  • Maneuvering boats to clear or come alongside watercraft with emphasis on wind, seas, current and adverse weather.
  • Rescuing boats by side towing and stern towing with emphasis on risk assessment, situational awareness and risk management planning and towing procedures.

“While I hope we never have to rescue one of our rental boats, this training was an excellent opportunity to expand our staff’s emergency rescue skills,” Angerman added.  Chinook Shores Lodge fleet is expected to grow to ten vessels by 2018.

Chinook Shores Lodge, a leader in Ketchikan, Alaska self-guided fishing, is located 15 miles north of Ketchikan International Airport. Accommodations include private waterfront beach houses with full amenities, private dock access, seven self-guided fishing boats, Alaska charter fishing, quality controlled fish processing and fish packaging services.



Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews



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