Other Useful Sites & Links

Links are provided as a public service only. Inclusion of a link does not necessarily imply endorsement of the company or organization by AMSEA.


AMSEA's YouTube Channel

Video: Man Overboard Prevention and Recovery

NIOSH's YouTube Channel


Safety Training For Commercial Fishermen

& Other Professional Mariners

A.I.S., Inc. Fisheries Observers Program – New Bedford, MA

AVTEC, Alaska's Institute of Technology, Alaska Maritime Training Center –Seward, AK

Alaska Waters Consulting (consultation & training for U.S. Coast Guard licenses) – Anchorage, AK

California Maritime Academy – Vallejo, CA

Chesapeake Marine Training Institute, Inc. (CMTI) – Hayes, VA

Compass Courses – Edmonds, WA

Fishing Partnership Support Services - Burlington, MA

MITAGS - PMI - Baltimore, MD & Seattle, WA

Learn To Return Training Systems – Anchorage, AK

Marine Survey & Risk Management - White Marsh, VA - Contact John O'Leary by email or 401-742-0423

McMillan Offshore Survival Training – Belfast, ME

North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners Association – Seattle, WA

North Pacific Fisheries Observer Training Center – Anchorage, AK

SeaSources.net – online training

Survival Systems USA, Inc. – Groton, CT

Texas A&M, Center for Marine Training & Safety – Galveston, TX

University of Louisiana Marine Survival Training Center – Lafayette, LA


Safety Training For Recreational Boaters

Alaska Office of Boating Safety – Alaska's safe boating program

Alaska Waters Consulting – Anchorage, AK

BoatU.S. Foundation – online, NASBLA-approved basic boating safety course and personal watercraft safety course

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – basic boating safety courses nationwide


Safety Equipment & Services

John Sabella & Associates, Inc. – instructional books and videos

Life Raft & Survival Equipment, Inc. – Portsmouth, RI

U.S. Coast Guard List of Liferaft Servicing Facilities


National Weather Service

National Weather Service, Alaska Region

National Weather Service, Marine Forecasts


Sea Grant & Marine Advisory Programs

NOAA, National Sea Grant office – with links to all 30 Sea Grant programs in the U.S.

Alaska Sea Grant

Alaska Sea Grant, Marine Advisory Program – publications and more

Oregon Sea Grant Program

Washington Sea Grant


Alaska Government Agencies & Information

Alaska Health & Social Services, Cold Injury Guidelines - PDF

NOAA Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Resource Center – recreational boating safety

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Local Notice to Mariners – to download or request emailed notices


U.S. Government Agencies & Information

Federal Register – U.S. federal regulations

FishSafe.info – U. S. Coast Guard's Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Program web site

FishSafe West - U.S. Coast Guard's West Coast Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Program web site

Fishing Vessel Safety Division (CG-CVC-3) - U.S. Coast Guard policy and standards for commercial fishing vessels

U.S. Coast Guard Fishing Vessel Examiners - PDF

National Institute For Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)

National Institute For Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) – Commercial fishing vessel safety

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

NTSB's Public Forum on Fishing Vessel Safety - Information presented at the October 2010 event

NOAA - SARSAT - Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking – includes ELT & EPIRB registration

United States Coast Guard–- national home page

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – America's Volunteer Lifesavers™ national home page

U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center

U.S. Coast Guard Light Lists

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


Other Organizations & Sources For Information

FisheryNation.com -  Commercial fishing news

Fish Safe BC – administered by the British Columbia Seafood Alliance

Injury Prevention Web – links to injury prevention resources and data

International Maritime Organization – sets standards concerning maritime safety, efficiency of navigation and prevention and control of marine pollution from ships

Maritime & Coastguard Agency – the United Kingdom's coast guard

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) - professional association representing the recreational boating authorities nationwaide

National Safe Boating Council, Inc. – promotes safe boating through information and education

Off Soundings – fishing vessel safety information as well other marine-related information provided by Richard Hiscock

Southeast Alaska Pilots' Association - professional association representing marine pilots and providing much useful information for mariners in Southeast Alaska waters.

MarineTraffic - worldwide map showing the position of vessels equipped with AIS (automatic identification system) transmitters.


Events & Publications

Seafood Expo North America – annual trade show in Boston, Massachusetts

International Boating and Water Safety Summit – annual conference of the National Water Safety Congress

International Fishing Industry Safety & Health (IFISH) Conference

International WorkBoat Show – annual trade show in New Orleans, Louisiana

Pacific Marine Expo – annual trade show in Seattle, Washington

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