The first course is a Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea course for commercial fishermen and recreational boaters.
The course is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Building, at Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle.
Topics will include cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, patient assessment, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, hypothermia, cold-water near drowning, immobilization, backboards, first-aid kits and more.
The fee for the workshop is $80. Space is limited, so pre-registration is advised.
The second course is an evening Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop, also on March 17. This is a hands-on class for marine professionals and boat owners and offers an excellent introduction for technicians planning to enroll in the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) corrosion-certification course.
The course will take place on Thursday, March 17, from 6-9 p.m., also in the Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Building, Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle.
- Galvanic corrosion of aluminum, steel and bronze
- Crevice corrosion of stainless steel
- Poultice corrosion of aluminum
- Corrosion-potential testing, (hands-on exercise)
- Potential monitoring systems for aluminum and bronze
- Advantages and disadvantages of different types of anodes
- Explanation of military specification zinc and aluminum
- Analysis of wood damage from too much zinc
- Controlled potential systems for wood boats
- Impressed current, Mercathode and Electro-Guard systems
- ABYC standards for bonding and shore-power systems, including galvanic isolators and isolation transformers
- Coatings for propellers and prop shafts
- Test methods for detecting AC and DC stray current.
The fee is $60. Space is limited, so preregistration is advised.
Another offering by Washington Sea Grant, in partnership with Integrated Marine Systems and the Jefferson Education Center, is a pair of one-day Marine Refrigeration Workshops in Port Townsend in March and April. The courses will be offered on Saturday, March 12, and Saturday, April 16; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days, at Integrated Marine Systems, 755 Haines Place, Port Townsend, Washington.
Topics will include theory, general maintenance, controller programming, charging with Freon, and thermal expansion valve adjustment. A 7.5-ton refrigeration unit will be used as a training aid during class.
The fee is $30. Space is limited, so pre-registration is advised.
To register or for more information on any of these courses, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Marine Education Coordinator, at (206) 543-1225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.