Avoid Collisions with Cruise Ships!

Last week, we posted Tomi Marsh's timely article on avoiding collisions with cruise ships and other very large vessels. With a bit of help from Cynthia Wallesz, at United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters, we have condensed Tomi's advice into a one-page tip-sheet that you can share with your crew. Click the pic to download, print, and share!

Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the Spring 2016 edition of AMSEA's newsletter, Marine Safety Updates. With the start of "cruise ship season" in just a couple of weeks, this seems like a good time to revisit this topic. The author, Tomi Marsh, is a member of the Southeast Alaska Pilots' Association, as well as an experienced commercial fisher and fishing tender operator. It’s spring in South Coastal Alaska - Or rather it seems like its been spring all winter. The salmon berries have been flowering since March and the Rhododendrons have been in full bloom. No one can remember the last snow fall and the herring came early this year for spawning, turning the waters white

April Newletter

Our latest newsletter is out! In this issue read all about: Man-Overboard Retrieval Devices Recent NIOSH Safety Research Risk Reduction in Commercial Fishing Counterfeit Safety Equipment Click the pic to read all of that and more!

May F/V Drill Conductor Workshops

May is shaping up to be a very busy month for training. Below are the Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshops we have scheduled so far. We are nearly every coast with classes in Alaska, the Gulf Coast, the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast. The classes in New York and New England are provided by AMSEA partner, Fishing Partnership Support Services. Click a link for more information and registration for the workshops below. May 1 - Seward, AK May 1 & 2 - Koliganek, AK May 3 & 4 – Montauk, NY May 4 & 5 - Shinnecock, NY May 6 & 7 - Anchorage, AK May 9 – Sitka, AK May 17 & 18 - New Castle, NH May 18 & 19 – Gloucester, MA May 19 & 20 – Buxton, NC May 25 – Fort Myers Beach, FL May 26 – 28 – U

Fishing Partnership Support Services

If you have attended an AMSEA Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in New England or New York, it's likely the course was conducted by Fishing Partnership Support Services. If you have not gotten your Drill Conductor card yet, check out this video from a recent workshop in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This video demonstrates the hands-on instruction that fishermen receive in every AMSEA Drill Conductor workshop. It also shows Fishing Partnership's commitment to making commercial fishing a safer way to earn a living. We're proud to have Fishing Partnership Support Services in our training network. Their knowledge, experience, and professionalism help ensure that you learn the skills you need i

Free F/V Drill Conductor Workshop in Anchorage

AMSEA will be conducting a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Anchorage on May 6 & 7. Like all of our F/V Drill Conductor workshops, the two-day course meets the U.S. Coast Guard training requirements for drill conductors on commercial fishing vessels...and it's free to commercial fishermen! That's all thanks to support form the Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED), and the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH). Now, with more fishermen living in Anchorage than in any other Alaska municipality, you would think that filling a workshop there is a slam dunk. Not so. As with any larger city, there's so much going

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