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Marine Safety Instructor Training


April 19-24, 2021


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 19 - 23 and 8:00 AM 10:00 AM, April 24





$995, scholarships for qualifying commercial fishermen may be available


Jerry Dzugan


Register online or call (907) 747-3287

AMSEA is conducting a five and a half-day U. S. Coast Guard-accepted Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) in Seward, Alaska starting at 8:00 AM on April 19 and concluding at 10:00 AM on April 24. The MSIT provides practical, hands-on training in survival equipment use and procedures.


This class is an intensive, train-the-trainer program. It is recommended for anyone who wants to provide required Emergency Drill Conductor training for commercial fishermen, or others who need the skills to respond quickly and effectively to an emergency. It prepares participants to become U.S. Coast Guard-accepted Marine Safety Instructors and is taught by experienced mariners.


This class will cover:


  • Methods of Marine Safety Instruction

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Risk Assessment

  • How to Conduct Effective Drills

  • Cold-Water Survival Skills

  • Man-Overboard Recovery

  • Firefighting;

  • Life Rafts

  • Abandon-Ship Procedures

  • Helicopter-Rescue

  • Flares, MAYDAYs, and Other Emergency Signals

  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)

  • Flooding Control

  • Conducting Safety Orientations

  • Cross-Cultural Communication


Students may elect to co-teach their first class in Seward in a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop on April 25.

Traveling to Alaska from out-of-state?

The State of Alaska has adopted COVID-19 safety requirements for all out-of-state and international travelers. Please see the current travel requirements at before registering for your class.

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