This training is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and meets the training requirements for commercial fishing vessels. It is open to all mariners, whether or not they are commercial fishermen.
During this course, participants practice with emergency equipment that should be onboard any commercial fishing or other sizeable vessel - PFDs, life rafts, immersion suits, EPIRBs, fire extinguishers. They learn and practice emergency procedures like man overboard, abandon ship, fire fighting and flooding control.
Mariners who have already taken the course are encouraged to attend again to refresh their skills. A study by NIOSH determined that after five years, the effectiveness of training in reducing fatalities declines significantly.
For additional information or to register, contact AMSEA at 907-747-3287 or www.amsea.org.
Safety and survival training for mariners