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FREE Safety Training Offered for Commercial Fishermen in Ketchikan


September 29, 2010

Ketchikan, Alaska - A 10-hour fishing vessel safety and drill conductor course will be offered in Ketchikan on Saturday November 6, 2010 at UAS - Ketchikan campus, Robertson Room 115 from 8am - 7pm. The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) is offering this course which meets the training requirements for commercial fishing vessels. It is available FREE to commercial fishermen because of funding from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the USCG.

Participants practice hands-on in the water and on a vessel, with emergency equipment that should be onboard any commercial fishing or other sizeable vessel - PFDs, life rafts, immersion suits, EPIRBs, fire extinguishers, and practice emergency procedures like man overboard, abandon ship, fire fighting and flooding control.

Those interested in this course or wanting additional information should contact AMSEA in Sitka at 907-747-3287 or

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Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA


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