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What to do when a Shipmate is Choking?

November 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Choking:  The Fourth Leading Cause of Unintentional Injury Death
It seems that every week we read a story of some poor child or adult dying as a result of choking.  Just recently, I read a story of a […]

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Home Cooked Meal 

October 20th, 2015|0 Comments

I recall from my earlier days as a mess attendant the change in the energy of the crew aboard the research ship I was serving on when it came time for meals. Our crew was […]

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The Discipline of Survival

October 12th, 2015|0 Comments

The Discipline of Survival
STCW emergency procedure guidelines are insistent that to maintain discipline in a marine emergency is absolutely essential to give survivors the best prospect of being rescued.   But what is discipline – really? […]

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Northwest Response First Aid CPR/AED Training

October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Now that the Northwest Response website is back online, we ask that all First Aid CPR AED Training registrations be completed via the Northwest Response website.  Just use the handy button at the bottom of […]

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Search and Rescue in The Puget Sound

October 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Search and Rescue in The Puget Sound
Beginning Friday, October 2nd; we started our first STCW SAR Class at the Northwest Maritime Academy with Seafarers World Wide.  Our class consisted of Police Officers from the Gig Harbor Police […]

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STCW Search and Rescue (SAR) Course

August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

The Northwest Maritime Academy and Seafarers Worldwide announces our first (SAR) – Search And Rescue Training Course
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Captains Patrick Boyle & Thomas Bliss
This course provides the candidate with knowledge of the […]

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New Training Partnerships

August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Our New Training Partners Are Pretty Hot!
We are very pleased to announce that we have started development with the Bremerton International Emergency Services Training Center (Formerly Kitsap Rediness Center) to conduct our soon-to-be-announced BST STCW […]

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2015 Seattle Seafair Weekend Boating- Boater Information

July 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Seafair Seattle 2015
This Seafair weekend Captain Thomas Bliss of the Northwest Maritime Academy will be COXSWAIN Thomas Bliss of the USCG/AUX, and he has a few words of advice for boaters attending Seafair.

#1) You cannot pass […]

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The Northwest Maritime Academy is Underway!

July 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Well here we are in our new home for a little over a month, and big things are happening! 

Just after we closed on the new facility in Gig Harbor we hit the ground running, adding […]

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Our New Dragon Boat!

July 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

NWMA’s Dragon Boat
The Gig Harbor Dragon Boat Has Arrived!
Exciting things are happening at Northwest Maritime Academy
One of the most unique is NWMA’s new Dragon Boat. The boat weighs in at 450 […]

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Emergency Medical Responder EMR Course

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

We are very excited to announce our first Emergency Medical Response (EMR) Course scheduled for August 24th-28th, 2015 at our Flagship Office in Gig Harbor, WA.

The ASHI Emergency Medical Response (EMR) Course is designed to provide non-EMS responders […]

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Slightly Embarrassing Lesson in Maritime English

June 16th, 2015|0 Comments

While teaching Maritime English to a class of U.A.E. Nationals earlier this month I had an interesting challenge. I was covering Rule 36 of the International Rules of the Road. Rule 36 makes it very […]