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 www.amsea.org 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.