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Story last updated at 9:13 PM on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

'Suddenly in Command' offered




A four-hour course taught by members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Homer flotilla is designed for individuals not normally at the helm who, through a sudden change in circumstances, might be "Suddenly in Command."

Such a sudden change could be the result of a captain becoming incapacitated or simply the purchase of a new boat. "Suddenly in Command" is a boating safety primer offering the basics in case of an emergency, descriptions of boating mishaps and how to minimize them, basic boat handling and what equipment should be on board.

Course lessons are drawn from real life examples.

The course will be taught in the Coast Guard training room located above Main Street Mercantile, 104 E. Pioneer Ave., from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Cost for the course is $10. Class size is limited. With enough interest, a second class will be added from 1-5 p.m.

To register, call Craig Forrest, 235-7479, or Tary Youngblood, 226-2086.

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