Hot off the Press: AMSEA's Summer Newsletter

AMSEA's summer edition of our newsletter, Marine Safety Update, is now available online. Click the newsletter or go to our Newsletters page to read more and find past editions. In this edition you will find information on the upcoming Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit, an article about AMSEA's training for Antarctica crews, mandatory dockside exams, the upcoming Marine Safety Instructor Training course and more! Interested in getting Marine Safety Update emailed or mailed right to your door? Just become an AMSEA Member - members receive quarterly issues of our newsletter and discounts off training and retail items. Join today! #newsletter

Drill Conductor Classes Ramping Up

We just finished up a drill conductor training in Sitka and wanted to share some photos from the class that illustrate a typical, hands-on day in one of our courses. Now that summer is wrapping up and fall is almost here, things are starting to pick up, as they do this time of year, in the AMSEA office. So, if you are looking for a drill conductor class in your area, take a look at our course calendar - courses are being added almost daily! AMSEA's Drill Conductor courses are U.S. Coast Guard accepted and recommended for captains and crew serving on any commercial vessel. The courses provide practical information on the survival equipment found on most commercial vessels and on conducting

Ocean Search & Rescue Training for Antarctica Crew

AMSEA Instructors, MIke Motti and Jerry Dzugan, had no one to train in Alaska this week because everyone in Alaska is out fishing or doing other subsistence and recreational activities on the water. So, when the opportunity came up to train the Ocean Search & Rescue (OSAR) crew, based in Palmer Station, Antarctica, they went for it. The home office for the OSAR team is located in Colorado, so the 4 day of hands-on SAR training took place in Gunnison, Colorado at Blue Mesa Resevoir. This reservoir is the largest body of water entirely in Colorado. This makes it a great place to train the OSAR members before their summer (in Antarctica) deployment. However, the immersion suit chain swim t

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