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Marine Safety Instructor Training


October 2 - October 7, 2023


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, October 2 - 6th and 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, October 7th



Sitka Fine Arts Camp - Sweetland Hall


$995, scholarships may be available for qualifying commercial fishermen


Jerry Dzugan


AMSEA is conducting a five and a half-day U. S. Coast Guard-accepted Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) in Sitka, AK. The MSIT provides practical, hands-on experience in marine survival equipment usage and procedures.


This class is an intensive, train-the-trainer program. It is recommended for anyone who wants to provide required Emergency Drill Conductor training for commercial fishermen or others who need the skills to respond quickly and effectively to an emergency. It prepares participants to become U.S. Coast Guard-accepted Marine Safety Instructors and is taught by experienced mariners.


This class will cover:


  • Methods of Marine Safety Instruction

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Risk Assessment

  • How to Conduct Effective Drills

  • Cold-Water Survival Skills

  • Man-Overboard Recovery

  • Firefighting;

  • Life Rafts

  • Abandon-Ship Procedures

  • Helicopter-Rescue

  • Flares, MAYDAYs, and Other Emergency Signals

  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)

  • Flooding Control

  • Conducting Safety Orientations

  • Cross-Cultural Communication

Scholarships are available for commercial fishermen participating in this course, as well as discounts for AMSEA members. Dorm and lodging is avalable on site, contact AMSEA for more information. 

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