Upcoming MSIT Courses in Abbeville, LA & Seward, AK

The MSIT is a USCG-accepted, 6-day, intensive train-the-trainer course. This program is designed to train individuals to effectively teach cold water survival procedures, marine safety equipment 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 boaters, in schools, etc. If you are interested in a course, please visit the MSIT page on our website! Or give us a call at 907-747-3287 for more information about registering or even setting up a private course for your organization. Next courses: January 18 - 23, 2016 in Abbevi

Mandatory Docksides Began 10/15/15. Here's what you need to know.

From the USCG Marine Safety Information Bulletin Number: 12-15: Clarification of Mandatory Safety Exams for Commercial Fishing Vessels This bulletin provides clarification about the five-year mandatory dockside safety exam that applies to many commercial fishing vessels (CFVs). • Effective October 15, 2015, the law requires completion of a mandatory dockside safety exam on certain CFVs at least once every five years. (See the answer to first question below to determine if your CFV must comply.) • Any affected CFV that has not successfully completed a dockside exam on or after January 1, 2013 must get an exam to be in compliance with the law. • Any affected CFV found not in compliance with

Recreational Boating Safety Classes in Southeast Alaska

AMSEA has had strong interest in recreational boating safety classes throughout Southeast Alaska this year. Since April, we have conducted classes aimed at the safety needs of canoe & kayak paddlers, sailors, and power boaters in the communities of Juneau, Sitka, Haines, Angoon, Hydaburg, Klawock, and Metlakatla. Upcoming, we have a class in Sitka on October 23, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and October 24 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This hands-on workshop will cover the following classroom topics: Small Boat Handling Reading Navigational Aids Tides & Anchoring Docking & Maneuvering Introduction to Knot Tying Engine Troubleshooting Emergency Procedures Distress Signals & MAYDAYs EPIRBs, SPOT, InReach

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