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Safety Training Saves Lives, But Don't Take Our Word For It...

As you may already know, California commercial fisherman, Frank Gee, recently lost the F/V Ocean Gale, to a fire while off Pillar Point, south of San Francisco. He and his crew were rescued from their life raft by a good Samaritan vessel. You can read his account of the the incident here. Whenever we hear of an incident involving a commercial fishing boat, we always check our records to see if the captain or crew have received AMSEA training. Frank completed a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop taught by AMSEA instructor, Beverly Noll, in 2011. Frank credits that training with his successful rescue and the rescue of his crew. "[T]he training I received at Bev Noll’s class in 2011 was ab

2018: Become a Marine Safety Instructor!

People become an AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor for different reasons. Some teach marine safety for their employer. Others offer marine safety training as a business venture. But, whatever their reason, AMSEA instructors share a passion for helping to save lives at sea. They recognize that the right training and equipment can make the difference between a mishap and a tragedy. They want to share their knowledge and attitude of safety and risk management with other mariners to help them come home safely from every voyage. What about you? Do you keep your safety gear maintained and up-to-date? Do you ensure that your crew know their roles in an emergency and practice it? Do you share that desi

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachm

Fire extinguisher manufacturer, Kidde, has issued a recall of all fire extinguishers with plastic handles. According to the U.S Consumer Products Safety Commission, the hazard is that “The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.” The recall also applies to eight models of Kidde push-button fire extinguishers. This is a serious hazard and one death resulting from this defect has been reported. Kidde describes their company as “the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products.” They manufacture fire extinguishers for othe

Vessel Stability & Drill Conductor Training at the 2017 Young Fishermen's Summit

Are you attending Alaska Sea Grant’s Young Fishermen’s Summit in Anchorage, December 6-8? We hope so! AMSEA will be there to provide a Fishing Vessel Stability Workshop on December 8, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Instructor Jerry Dzugan will cover: Basic Terminology of Stability Owner Responsibilities & Requirements What are Stability, Buoyancy, and Gravity? Vessel Stability: How Does It Work? Stability Risks Seamanship Damage Control Risk Factors for Different Fisheries and Operations How to Calculate, Evaluate, and Display Your Vessel’s Stability How Stability Guidance is Created The “Roll Test” The Young Fishermen’s Summit is a great opportunity to network and gain insight from business expe

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