AMSEA Training

UAS Tech Center
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 08:00 to Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 17:00

The SEAS Board would like to extend an opportunity for all members to participate in a recreational boating, cold water safety and survival course facilitated by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) on April 21-22. The weekend course will be held at the UAS Tech Center at 1415 Harbor Way in Juneau.  SEAS highly recommends the
class for sailors participating in the Admiralty Island Rally, the Spirit of Admiralty, and other races.
If you wish to sign up, register online (  The cost is $70 for both days.  The draft schedule is listed below.

SEAS – Emergency Equipment, Procedures and Drills – dr. 1

Instructors: Jerry Dzugan, Neil Nickerson

April 21, 2018 - Saturday                                                                   April 22, 2018 Sunday

0800  Introduction
Seven Steps to Survival

0800 Write Station Bills

0930 Abandon ship/SOLAS Kits

0915  USCG Helo Evacuations

1000 Signals & EPIRBS

1030 Maydays

0945  Fire Fighting


1115 Person Overboard       

1045 How not to be large ship roadkill



1300 Cold Water Survival skills, PFDs, Immersion Suit use & liferaft

1300 Flooding control trainer

Drills on Board Vessel(s) in harbor*

1430 USCG Dewatering pump use        

1430 Drills Cont.

1500 Safety Orientations, Instructions & Conducting Effective Drills

1500      “      “

1600   Flare demo

1600 Drills & Course Evaluations/Issue Certs.

1700 Break for the evening

 1700  Finish!

Course completion and issuance of the USCG approved Drill Instructor card will include attending all class hours as well as completing 16 out of the following 18 skills.

_____Test EPIRB                                                                             _____give MAYDAY Signal

_____don Immersion suit in less then 60 seconds                         _____ inspect, stow maintain PFD

_____Demonstrate HELP/Huddle position                                   _____try PFD in the water

_____right, enter life raft                                                            _____operate hydrostatic release

_____put out fire with extinguisher                                       _____don SCBA

_____abandon vessel                                                                    _____fight fire in different locations

_____minimize the effects of flooding                                 _____start USCG de-watering pump

_____debrief Drills                                                                         _____46 CFR 28.265 crew orientation

_____Write Station Bills                                                               _____46 CFR 28.270 safety instructions

Completion of 16 of 18 skills earns Coast Guard Accepted Drill Conductor (DC) certification.

* Drills will be conducted on a few participant’s vessels tied up in harbor, not underway.