Sitka, AK- Upright & Watertight: Stability Awareness & Damage Control for Commercial Fisherman

Date: November 9, 2017

Hours: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Cost: Free for commercial fishermen

Location: Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Drive, Sitka, AK 99835  Map

Registration: Register online or call (907) 747-3287


AMSEA is offering the workshop, Upright & Watertight: Stability Awareness & Damage Control for Commercial Fisherman, in Sitka, Alaska. 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”


Thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska DCCED, and NIOSH, this training is offered FREE to commercial fishing vessel owners, skippers and crew.


Get the training you need to survive emergencies at sea!

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2924 Halibut Point Road ~ Sitka, AK 99835

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