Abbeville, LA - Marine Safety Instructor Training Course


Date: February 3-8, 2020

Hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, February 3-7

             8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, February 8

Cost: $995, partial scholarships are available for qualifying commercial fishermen

Location: Omega Protein, 9730 Andrew Road Abbeville, LA 70511

Registration: Register online or call (907) 747-3287


AMSEA is conducting a five and a half-day U. S. Coast Guard-accepted Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) in Abbeville, Louisiana starting on February 3 and concluding on February 8. The MSIT provides practical, hands-on experience in marine survival equipment usage and procedures.


This workshop is an intensive, train-the-trainer program. It is recommended for anyone who wants to provide required Emergency Drill Conductor training for commercial fishermen, or others who need the skills to respond quickly and effectively to an emergency. It prepares participants to become U.S. Coast Guard-accepted Marine Safety Instructors and is taught by experienced mariners.


Instructor Jerry Dzugan will cover:


  • Methods of Marine Safety Instruction

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Risk Assessment

  • How to Conduct Effective Drills

  • Navigation Regulations

  • Cold-Water Survival Skills

  • Man-Overboard Recovery

  • Firefighting;

  • Life Rafts

  • Abandon-Ship Procedures

  • Helicopter-Rescue

  • Flares, MAYDAYs, and Other Emergency Signals

  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)

  • Flooding Control

  • Conducting Safety Orientations

  • Cross-Cultural Communication


Students may elect to co-teach their first class in Abbeville in a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop on February 9.


Get the training you need to survive emergencies at sea!

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