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Marine Safety Instructor Training


September 20-25, 2021


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, September 20-24 and 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, September 25



Public Safety Training Academy


$995, scholarships may be available for qualifying commercial fishermen


Jerry Dzugan


COVID-19 Safety: All students must wear face masks, maintain required physical distance from others, and comply with other required classroom safety measures. Students traveling from outside Alaska must comply with Alaska State interstate traveler requirements and state and local safety requirements. Get information at

AMSEA is conducting a five and a half-day U. S. Coast Guard-accepted Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) in Sitka, Alaska. The MSIT provides practical, hands-on experience in marine survival equipment usage 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

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