Marine Safety Training for Commercial Fishermen
18-Hour Survival Equipment, Procedures & Onboard Drills Training
10-Hour Onboard Drill Conductor Training
AMSEA's Drill Conductor courses are U.S. Coast Guard-accepted marine safety training courses. They are recommended for captains and crew serving on any commercial vessel. The courses provide practical information on the survival equipment found on most commercial vessels and on conducting emergency onboard drills. Skills are learned in a hands-on format.
Both the 10 and 18-hour courses meet the USCG requirements for commercial fishermen. Everyone who successfully completes these courses is issued a Drill Conductor Card that serves as proof of compliance with USCG training requirements.
Topics covered in both courses include:
Immersion Suits & PFDs
Flooding & Damage Control
Cold Water Survival Skills
NOTE FOR COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN:
Thanks to funding from USCG, NIOSH and the State of Alaska, Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, course fee waivers, or partial waivers are often available to commercial fishermen.
*Drills courses are available on demand for any group of at least 8 people. Fees may vary based on location.
DRILL CONDUCTOR TRAINING
This workshop is designed to provide practical information and hands on training on vessel stability and emergency responses to flooding problems which cause many stability casualties. This workshop is oriented towards the commercial fishing environment but can be adapted for other vessel types and activities. The course is designed to meet future training requirements for commercial fishermen.
Topics covered include:
Requirements & Responsibilities
Stability Principles & the Stability Curve
Understanding Stability Reports
Flooding control & prevention
AMSEA's Mariner's First Aid and CPR course meets USCG regulatory requirements. Candidates completing the course receive a certification card that is valid for two years.
This course differs significantly from the typical urban-based courses. It is geared toward assessing and treating patients in the prolonged care, delayed evacuation, hazardous settings often encountered for those working at sea.
The course utilizes a hands-on, scenario based teaching approach with an emphasis on improvised medical gear that can commonly be found onboard a vessel. In the end, students will be able to better assess what is serious and what's not serious in regards to their patient and to further identify those patients that require an urgent evacuation and those that do not.
MARINER'S FIRST AID & CPR
UPRIGHT & WATERTIGHT - VESSEL STABILITY AWARENESS
ERGONOMICS FOR COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN AND INDUSTRY WORKERS
Length of course varies
This workshop was developed and made possible by funding from OSHA's Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. The course covers fundamentals of musculoskeletal injuries that often occur in commercial fishing; injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, vibration white finger, low back pain and many others.
The worskhop will teach participants how to reduce their risk for these types of injuries and relieve symptoms caused by existing injuries. Using a special instrument that measures muscle force/strain (an ergometer), participants can actively see and hear the movements that cause strain to the musculoskeletal system. Students will learn exercises and stretches that target the areas most prone for injury.
Additionally, fishermen will learn ways to retrofit their decks to increase efficiency in movement and thereby reducing risk for injury - and more efficiency means more time spent fishing! Students will receive a pocket guide to ergonomics to use as reference while on their vessels; the guide covers the basics of ergonomics and includes pictorial explanations of the stretches and exercises covered in class.