Community members graduate from Yurok Tribe captains course
KLAMATH, Calif. - A dozen people were certified as captains at a graduation ceremony Thursday in Klamath through a two week program by the Yurok Tribe.
The graduates completed the U.S. Coast Guard Boat Master Inland 100 course allowing them to get their captain’s credentials. The credentials allow anyone to operate, USCG-inspected vessels that weigh 100 tons or less and run boats that carry more than six people. They would also be trained in first aid and CPR.
The tribe said the credential allowed community members, either tribal or non-tribal, to gain new skills for potential job opportunities such as being a fishing guide or sightseeing tour operator.