Tag Archives: AMSEA

Great Lakes commercial fishermen get hands-on experience in emergency procedures

Photo_2_RCTo assist with this effort Michigan Sea Grant coordinated six Drill Conductor Training courses held throughout the Great Lakes region recently to help Great Lakes commercial fishing vessel captains fulfill U.S. Coast Guard regulations related to instruction, drills and safety orientations, and onboard emergency instruction. Commercial fishers are required to practice monthly emergency drills that cover ten contingencies spelled out in the regulation. Persons conducting these drills must have passed a Drill Conductor Training course. The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) assisted Michigan Sea Grant with these training efforts that were held in Michigan and Wisconsin. Read the rest here 16:54

Alaska Marine Safety Association adds staff and new courses

New course offerings from AMSEA include an eight and a half-hour Mariner’s First Aid and CPR workshop and a thirty-six hour Wilderness Advanced First Aid workshop. The Mariner’s First Aid and CPR workshop is tailored to the needs of fishermen, mariners and others in remote environments. Attendees receive a U.S. Coast Guard-accepted first aid and CPR certification from American Safety and Health Institute that is valid for two years. Read the rest here 10:54

AMSEA Updates “Beating the Odds: A Guide to Commercial Fishing Safety,”

beating the oddsThe seventh edition of  “Beating the Odds: A Guide to Commercial Fishing Safety,” by Susan Clark Jensen and Jerry Dzugan of the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, is hot off the presses, with updated information on survival at sea. The 250-page book tackles a wide range of issues, from reading the weather and handling fishing gear safely to fatigue, hydration and nutrition, putting out fires onboard and the importance of safe seamanship. Read the rest here 21:08

AMSEA offers class on common commercial fishing injuries – Strains, sprains, pains and retraining the brain

An Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, or AMSEA, class offered Saturday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building in Kenai will focus on prevention for common injuries and ergonomics for commercial fishers — specifically gillnetters in the Cook Inlet. Read more here 09:31