New AIS & NOA Requirements

While the NOA requirement changes only affect vessels over 300 Gross Tons, the new AIS requirements that previously only applied to Tenders and Processors operating within a Vessel Traffic System (VTS) will now apply to all fishing, tender and processor vessels 65 feet and over regardless of where they operate. The rule goes into effect on March 1st of 2016. For more information: http://www.uscg.mil/d13/cfvs/News/NOA_AIS.asp #uscg #regs

Training for Great Lakes Commercial Fishermen

AMSEA Director and Trainer, Jerry Dzugan is in Cleveland, Ohio this week, training commercial fishermen of the Great Lakes Region. The Drill Conductor class teaches fishermen about the survival equipment found on most commercial vessels and how to conduct emergency onboard drills. Topics covered include things like: Fire Fighting Liferafts MAYDAYs Immersion Suits & PFDs Flares Emergency Drills Cold Water Survival Skills EPIRBS AMSEA would like to express our thanks to Nick Duvall and Mike Collet of USCG F/V Safety in Cleveland who arranged the helo, firefighting and liferaft repacker visit. Assistance like this is part of what makes our trainings so effective for students. Thank you! In

Live to be Salty!

Live to be Salty is a public awareness campaign developed by NIOSH. The campaign targets commercial fishermen, and those that serve the industry, to get the word out about using PFDs while fishing and also serves as a resource to those looking for PFDs that will work for their specific gear type. If you're a captain of a vessel, or a merchant serving commercial fishermen, check out the printable posters available to display on your boat or in your store. Help raise awareness about using PFDs in your industry - they save lives! Print posters and get more information at livetobesalty.org. #livetobesalty #niosh #angus

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