U.S. Government Accountability Office Forum on Commercial Fishing Vessel Classification Standards

This e-mail is to inform you about a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Engagement on Commercial Fishing Vessel Classification Standards-code 100955. This engagement is in response to a congressional mandate in Section 318 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 and includes the following key questions: 1) What national and regional trends, if any, emerge from the rates […]

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Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Palacios, Texas

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Palacios, Texas on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Matagorda County Navigation District #1, 1602 Main Street. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for commercial fishermen and other mariners to gain hands-on training with marine safety equipment and […]

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Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Kemah, Texas

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Kemah, Texas on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Triad Marine, 1155 FM 518 Road. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for commercial fishermen and other mariners to gain hands-on training with marine safety equipment and learn best practices […]

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Reduced Cost – AMSEA Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

  F/V Drill Conductor Workshop in Panama City Beach Get the training you need to survive emergencies at sea! AMSEA is conducting a ten-hour Drill Conductor workshop in Panama City Beach, Florida on January 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. This course meets the U.S. Coast Guard requirements for drill conductors on documented fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundary line. […]

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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: https://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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AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training in Sitka

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) is conducting a six-day Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) at the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka, Alaska, from September 19, 2016 to September 24, 2016. This is an intensive train-the-trainer course that prepares individuals to effectively teach cold-water survival procedures, use of marine safety equipment, and vessel safety drills.   Taught by […]

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Hydrostatic Release Safety Bulletin

The following link is a safety recall on hydrostatic releases failing 6 months to 1 year after being put into service. https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MCA-Safety-Bulletin-No-6-Recall-Safetmade-HRU.pdfADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The manufacturer may be contacted at the following: E-mail: sales@safetbag.com Telephone: 0090 (232) 431 1000 (MON-FRI, 08:30-17:30;SAT, 08:30-11:30. Eastern Euopean Time Zone UTC + 02:00) Website:www.safetbag.com Regards, Mr. Al Waterford, USCG (ret.) Program Manager, Commercial Fishing Vessel […]

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