Marine Safety Instructor Training Wrap Up

Over the past week, AMSEA's Training Coordinator, Rick Petersen, has been in Seward, Alaska training the next round of AMSEA Instructor candidates. A big thank you goes out to AVTEC for sharing use of their facility, including their state of the art live-fire trainer. AMSEA's Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) course is a train-the-trainer course in which participants learn how to effectively teach cold water survival procedures, marine safety equipment operation and onboard safety drills. The course is designed for those wanting to teach cold-water safety and survival in a variety of settings – for commercial fishermen, private businesses or government agencies, for recreational bo

Recreational Boating for Beginners

AMSEA will be offering a Recreational Boating Course for Beginners in Sitka, Alaska beginning on May 18. Students new to boating are highly encouraged to take all 7 classes of the series to give them a solid foundation for boating and cold water safety. The 7 courses will take place from 6-8:30 pm on the following dates and cover the following topics: Monday, 5/18, Pre-Trip Planning Wednesday, 5/20, Boating Environment Tuesday, 5/26, What Ifs (aka: emergencies) Thursday, 5/28, What Ifs (continued) Monday, 6/1, Engine Maintenance & Troubleshooting Wednesday, 6/3, Boating Skills Saturday or Sunday, 6/6 or 6/7, On-The-Water Training (time & location TBD) The cost for the series is $140 and th

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