Do you know how to properly care for your immersion suit? Are you accidentally reducing the lifespan of your suit by storing it incorrectly? Watch AMSEA's 4-minute tutorial to find out. Proper maintenance and storage can lengthen the serviceable life of your immersion suit. Inspecting your immersion suit only takes a few minutes, so inspect yours today. A serviceable immersion suit may increase your odds of surviving an at-sea disaster by a factor of seven. Immersion suits ha
This past summer, AMSEA researcher Leann Fay, Ph.D. traveled north to Unalakleet, an Alaska Native salmon fishing community, to interview 10 commercial setnet fishermen in Norton Sound. Commercial fishing fatalities are 29 times higher than all other US industries, and Alaska's salmon setnet fishery had the highest fatality numbers out of the state's commercial fisheries from 2010-2014. Ten out of fifteen Alaskan fatalities from commercial fishing vessel disasters occurred in
You are seven times more likely to survive an abandon ship scenario if you are wearing an immersion suit. In an abandon ship emergency, you DON’T have time to read the manual. Don't worry, we have you covered with a new training video. Practice this method to get into your suit in sixty seconds or less. In the pitch black, on an icy deck that is heeling over to starboard you want to rely on muscle memory to don your suit without having to think about the order of operations.
Executive Director, Jerry Dzugan, has announced that he will be stepping away from the helm at AMSEA this coming January. After thirty-six years, Jerry looks forward to teaching more, developing marine safety curricula, and spending more quality time with his sailboat, S/V Wyldewind. In the meantime, AMSEA's board of directors has begun its search for a new executive director. In the words of Board Chair, Julie Matweyou, the board is "seeking an individual who is committed t