AMSEA course will train the trainers

An intensive “train the trainer” marine safety instructor course specific to commercial fishing will be offered by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association in Sitka Sept. 20-25.

The course, the only one nationally accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard, will prepare participants to teach AMSEA’s U.S. Coast Guard-accepted Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor training pending authorization from the Coast Guard.

Class cost is $995 and scholarships may be available for qualifying commercial fishermen. Interested mariners may register online at or call 907-747-3287.

The class will cover an extensive number of topics, from emergency procedures and risk assessment to abandon-ship procedures, helicopter rescue and maydays. Hands-on experience in survival equipment use and procedures is included.