The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a free one-day cold- water safety and drill conductor workshop in Seward on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at AVTEC, 809 2nd Avenue. Instructors, Jerry Dzugan and Rick Petersen, will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion suits and PFDs; emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts, and abandon ship procedures.
The workshop meets the training requirements for documented commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundary line. It is offered to commercial fishermen at no cost, thanks to funding from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The cost for all others is $175 and all mariners are welcome. To register or get more information, contact AMSEA in Sitka at (907) 747-3287 or www.amsea.org.