Commercial harvesters wanting to learn more about safety and survival at sea have a growing number of class options with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association’s spring class guide. AMSEA has already held four classes for its drill conductor card at Dillingham, Anchorage, Homer and Galveston, Texas and this week added a two-day course in Dillingham June 2-3.
The revised of the agenda includes classes in Cordova May 5 and May 7; Anchorage May 7, Craig May 8, Valdez May 12, Haines May 19, Sitka May 24 and Naknek June 9, 10, 11, plus Dillingham in June.
The course will include instruction on fire fighting, life rafts, MAYDAYS, immersion suits and personal flotation devices, emergency drills, cold-water survival skills and emergency positioning. Some classes still have openings. To inquire log on to www.amsea.org.
The classes are funded by the US Coast Guard and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. They are free for commercial fishermen.