From the field: Marine Industry Day in Port Huron, Mich.

>Cmdr. Joseph Snowden, the Sector Detroit Chief of Prevention sent in the following piece about Marine Industry Day in Port Huron, Mich.

“Members from Coast Guard Sector Detroit hosted the 2010 Marine Industry Day at Station Port Huron, MI. Commercial fishermen, passenger and towing vessel operators and crew were invited with over 35 members participating. The event reviewed safety equipment and provided demonstrations for visual distress signals, donning of exposure suits, fire extinguisher use, and damage control techniques using a damage control simulator.

Members also discussed regulations and watched a helicopter medevac demonstration.

It was a great opportunity to strengthen partnerships with our port partners and enhance safety awareness after a long winter.”

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