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AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training in Sitka

Commercial fishermen training in cold-water safety and survival techniques.

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) is conducting a six-day Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) at the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka, Alaska, from September 24, 2018 to September 29, 2018. This is an intensive train-the-trainer course that prepares individuals to effectively teach cold-water survival procedures, use of marine safety equipment, and vessel safety drills.

Taught by experienced mariners, the MSIT provides practical, hands-on experience in survival equipment use and procedures. Topics covered during the course include preparation for emergencies, cold-water near drowning, hypothermia, cold-water survival, survival equipment, procedures & onboard drills, risk assessment, ergonomics, and methods of instruction. AMSEA recommends this workshop for anyone that wants to provide cold-water survival & survival, shore-side survival, or marine safety instruction, like the USCG-required drill conductor certification for commercial fishermen.

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Upon completion of the course, participants will be prepared to teach AMSEA’s U.S. Coast Guard approved Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor training, pending authorization from the Coast Guard. Participants may elect to co-teach a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor training in Sitka on September 30, 2018.

This workshop is free to commercial fishermen upon approval, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard. The cost for all others is $875 for AMSEA members and $995 for non-members. Interested mariners can register online at www.asmsea.org or call (907) 747-3287.

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