Survival Training Offered in Kodiak for Mariners

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard and the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association are scheduled to provide survival training to mariners January 10 and 11 at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. The course is free for licensed commercial fisherman and $175 for other boaters. There is a $50 discount for AMSEA members. The course meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements for fishing vessels.

The two day course will include instruction on:

  • Cold water survival skills
  • EPIRBS flares and maydays
  • Man overboard recovery
  • Fire Fighting
  • Flood Control
  • Immersion suits and PFD’s
  • Life rafts
  • Helicopter evacuation
  • Emergency drills
  • Abandon ship procedures

The pool session is January 10, 2008 from 1-4 p.m., followed by classroom instruction and drills the following day.

For more information or to register contact AMSEA at 888-508-3287, 907-747-3287 in Sitka or 907-487-2269 in Kodiak.

Individuals may also contact Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak at 907-486-5918.

For more information about AMSEA and its programs, visit www.amsea.org.

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