AMSEA offers marine safety course

A six-day Marine Safety Instructor Training course will be offered by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association from April 24 to April 29 at AVTEC, Alaska’s Institute of Technology in Seward.

MSIT is an intensive train-the-trainer course to prepare individuals to teach cold water survival procedures, use of marine safety equipment and vessel safety drills.

Those who complete the course will be prepared to teach AMSEA’s U.S. Coast Guard approved Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor training, pending authorization from the Coast Guard. Participants may elect to co-teach a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Seward on April 30.

Workshop topics include preparation for emergencies, cold water near drowning, hypothermia, cold water survival, survival equipment, emergency procedures and onboard drills, risk assessment, ergonomics, and methods of instruction.

A limited number of scholarships may be available to qualified commercial fishermen. For others the cost is $995. Additional information and registration forms are online at or call 907-747-3287.