Reduced Cost (FREE) – AMSEA Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day, Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held at NOAA Fisheries Laboratory, 3500 Delwood Dr., Panama City Beach, FL. Register online or call AMSEA at (907) 747-3287. The cost for the class is $FREE for commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard and NIOSH. This course will fulfill the U.S. Coast Guard requirement; 46 CFR 28.270 – Instruction, Drills, […]

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Reduced Cost (FREE) – AMSEA Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day,   Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held at NOAA Fisheries Laboratory, 3500 Delwood Dr., Panama City Beach, FL.  Register online or call AMSEA at (907) 747-3287. The cost for the class is $FREE for commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard and NIOSH.  This course will fulfill the U.S. Coast Guard requirement; 46 CFR 28.270 […]

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New NIOSH Report: Gulf Shrimp Fleet the Safest

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal government agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. This includes generating data on casualties in the U.S. commercial fishing fleets.   For years the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Coast Guard have relied heavily on NIOSH data in developing […]

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Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee Membership

Good Day All, Would you like to have an opportunity to have an influence on the safety regulations being proposed for the commercial fishing fleet? “The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland […]

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Request for Public Comments: Coast Guard Regulatory Form

Good Day, An opportunity to effect change!  The U.S. Coast Guard has put forth a request for public comments on “Evaluation of Existing Cast Guard Regulations, Guidance Documents, Interpretative Documents, Collection of Information” by Executive Orders for regulatory form. You will have until 10 July, 2017 to provide your comments. Feel free to contact me or your local examiner for […]

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Reduced Cost – AMSEA Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day, Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held at Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Cafe, 702 Fisherman’s Wharf, FL 33931.  Register online or call AMSEA at (907) 747-3287. The cost for the class is $FREE for commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard and NIOSH.  This course will fulfill the U.S. Coast Guard requirement; 46 CFR 28.270 – Instruction, Drills, […]

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SAFETY ALERT – INFLATABLE LIFE JACKETS

United States Coast Guard Headquarters Inspections and Compliance Directorate Washington, DC Safety Alert 13-16 September 12, 2016 WE’RE NOT INFLATING THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS MESSAGE CHECK FOR PROBLEMS BEFORE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT! This safety alert reminds all inflatable life jacket users of the importance of performing periodic maintenance on their equipment. Instances of fatal accidents where inflatable life […]

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MSI Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day,   Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held in Steinhatchee, FL. This course will fulfill the U.S. Coast Guard requirement; 46 CFR 28.270 – Instruction, Drills, and Safety Orientation for documented vessels operating beyond the boundary line (12nm on the Gulf of Mexico). § 28.270Instruction, drills, and safety orientation. (a)Drills and instruction. The master or individual in charge […]

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Coast Guard Issues New Strategy for Alternate Safety Compliance Program

Today the Coast Guard issued a new Marine Safety Information Bulletin substantially revising their plans for future development and implementation of the Alternate Safety Compliance Program for older commercial fishing vessels. Please click the following link to view the Marine Safety Information Bulletin: http://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Marine-Safety-Information-Bulletin-011_16-13-July-16-ASCP-Update-.pdf SSA strongly encourages all owners/operators of commercial shrimp fishing vessels greater than 50 ft LOA built prior […]

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USCG Marine Safety Alert 07-16

Good Day, The U.S. Coast Guard has put out a Safety Alert for unicellular foam lifejackets.  “It was discovered that the unicellular foam buoyant material within the nylon outer shell had degraded significantly over time, broke apart, crumbled and in some instances was reduced to dust.”  Please read the following link or attachment and take a good look at your […]

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