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Port Employees Receive Vessel Training Certifications

Two staff members at the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District have recently completed vessel training courses required by the U.S. Coast Guard in order to operate a boat with up to six (6) passengers.

Ryan Fayard, a Maintenance Mechanic who has worked for the Port since 2003, has successfully completed the 80-hour captain’s course to obtain a 100-ton master’s certification.  The goal of the course is to enhance safety and productivity in the maritime working environment by instilling the knowledge and skills reflected in the Coast Guard exam topic table.