Cold-Water Safety Workshop for Commercial Fishermen

IMG_0590The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer an 18-hour cold-water safety and drill conductor workshop in Bodega Bay, CA on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Bodega Bay Grange Hall, 1370 Bodega Avenue. Instructor, Beverly Noll, will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; flooding control and dewatering pumps; immersion suits and PFDs; emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts, and abandon ship procedures. In addition, there will be an in-the-water practice session where workshop participants will practice skills with PFDs, immersion suits, and a life raft.

This workshop meets the training requirements for documented commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundary line. This two-day workshop is offered at a reduced cost of $75 to commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The cost is $195 for all others. All mariners are welcome. Those interested in attending the workshop may register online at www.amsea.org or call (907) 747-3287 or www.amsea.org.