Coast Guard releases 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report

Coast Guard releases 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report

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Shows highest number of fatalities on record in the last five years WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics Wednesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 701, the highest number of yearly boating fatalities on record in the last five years. From 2015 …

Fatal Accidents Fuel Scrutiny of Lifeboat Drills, Systems

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May 2, 2017 11:43 AM BY WILL VAN DORP : PROFESSIONAL MARINER The number of injuries and fatalities during lifeboat drills in recent years point to training and equipment shortcomings that have raised concerns across the maritime industry, undermining the confidence of seafarers whose lives and careers hang in the balance. …

Alaska Cruise Provider “The Boat Company” Wraps up CPR-AED and First Aid Training

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The Northwest Maritime Academy’s Captain Thomas Bliss wrapped up two full days of CPR/AED and First Aid training with “The Boat Company” crews of the MV Mist Cove &  MV Liseron in preparation for their 2017 season.  The Boat Company is very proactive when it comes to ensuring passenger comfort and safety, …

Pacific Maritime Magazine Focus on Workforce Training

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The Northwest Maritime Academy Featured in Pacific Maritime Magazine This months Pacific Maritime Magazine is loaded with great features and articles and Kathy Smith has done an outstanding job featuring some of the training options for mariners here in the Pacific Northwest. In the Lifeboat Skills portion of the piece Kathy Smith …

Fast Rescue Boat Course

FRB Class Video

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During our last Fast Rescue Boat Course with the crew of the R/V Kilo Moana, from the University of Hawaii, we got a chance to use our new GoPro Hero 5. This was a learning experience to be sure.  I was learning how to use the camera, and trying to assist …

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PSCRB for The Cruise Ship Industry

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Cruise Ship Personnel Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat – PSCRB Training Course’s   The Pacific Northwest Cruise Season is just around the corner, and the crew of The Northwest Maritime Academy are gearing up for a robust training season. Our newly completed training davit has already facilitated PSCRB classes for …