An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Press Release | March 18, 2024

Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light to host commercial fishing vessel safety and survival training event

Editor’s Note: Media planning to attend the event are required to RSVP to the Coast Guard Public Affairs Detachment Baltimore at (914) 373-9023 no later than 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 20. 

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 

PHILADELPHIA – The media is invited to join the crew of Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light and maritime safety and survival experts on Thursday, March 21, during a training event for members of the local commercial fishing community. 

The purpose of the event, that will run from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., 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. 

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 that falls overboard.  

Coast Guard Station Barnegat crew members and safety and survival experts will be available to speak with members of the media and view and take photos and video of the training. 

Learn more about the Safety and Survival training at 

- USCG -