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More on the USCG VHF Outage in Alaska

We have heard from Senator Sullivan's office that both he and Senator Murkowski are, "staying engaged with the Coast Guard regarding VHF outages. On December 2, 11 radio towers were not working for various reasons. The Coast Guard has plans to repair 8 of them as soon as the end of this month, but that will be dependent on weather conditions among other challenges. "Additionally, the Coast Guard has committed to increasing their public outreach to ensure that people have up to date information on the outages. They are also adding a new contract to increase their capability to service more towers. Lastly, they are looking at ways to accelerate the major renovations of the older towers that ar

Is it Time to Add Naloxone to Your First Aid Kit?

Editor’s note: It’s no secret that the U.S. opioid epidemic has strongly impacted the commercial fishing industry. A vessel operator can no longer assume that he or she will never be faced with responding to the life or death situation of an overdose onboard. Fortunately, naloxone is an effective treatment for opioid overdose that can be administered in the field by non-medical personnel. To help you decide if naloxone belongs in your vessel's first aid kit, Dr. Ann Jarris of Discovery Health, LLC has written a short explainer on naloxone and how it is administered. Most states now have standing orders that allow non-medical personnel to legally administer naloxone. It’s time to consider whe

2019 PME Recap

Before this past November’s Pacific Marine Expo fades into distant memory, we thought we should share what were a couple of highlights for us. As usual, we met lots of friends, old and new at the AMSEA booth and among the visitors and other exhibitors. Each year AMSEA gives a presentation on a pertinent marine safety topic. However, this year we wanted to try something different from the usual “pundit with a slide deck” presentation. AMSEA is known for hands-on training, so we set up skills stations where visitors could practice various marine safety skills. In all, we had stations practicing four skills, donning an immersion suit, making an effective mayday call, CPR and use of an AED (auto

Help save lives at sea. Become an AMSEA member!

As you enjoy this holiday season and prepare for the new year, we encourage you to renew your AMSEA membership or become a new member. Your membership contribution helps to save lives at sea by helping us keep effective marine safety training, affordable and available to commercial fishermen and other mariners. Since 1985, more than 130,000 mariners have received AMSEA training. Many are commercial fishermen who have received training at reduced cost or no cost. Your membership support demonstrates to our funders that marine safety training is valued. Our newest training grant requires that we provide a 50% match for the funds received. Your memberships contribution helps us to meet the matc

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