Free Safety Training Will Be Offered to Commercial Harvesters at Naknek

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is offering three opportunities in June for commercial fishermen to participate in AMSEA’s 10-hour emergency procedures and onboard drill conductor training in Naknek.

The sessions will be held at the Bristol Bay Borough Assembly Chambers on June 9, 10 and 11.

AMSEA officials said the course meets training requirements for commercial fishing vessels and is available free to commercial fishermen, thanks to funding from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the US Coast Guard.

Participants will practice hands-on in the water and on a vessel, with emergency equipment that should be onboard any commercial fishing or other sizeable vessel. These include personal floatation devices, life rafts, immersion suits, EPIRBs, fire extinguishers, and practice emergency procedures like man overboard, abandon ship, fire fighting and flooding control.

Those interested in this course or seeking additional information may contact AMSEA at 907-747-3287 or register online at