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Academy Dives into Pacific Marine Expo

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Northwest Maritime Academy staff participated in the Pacific Marine Expo last week and enjoyed pressing the flesh with some interesting players in the commercial maritime industry. Pacific Marine Expo is the largest commercial marine trade show on the West Coast, serving commercial mariners from Alaska to California Below is video …

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NWMA Weekly Speaks to Greenhorns

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NWMA Weekly Starts New Series on Tips for Greenhorns The Northwest Maritime Academy is all about helping launch careers in the Merchant Marine. From training courses to weekly podcasts chock-full of good information every seaman needs to know, the academy makes it easy sailing for greenhorns starting out in the …

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Tips for Cold-Water Shock

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Cold Water Immersion Safety Tips from the U.S. Coast Guard Be prepared! Cold-water shock immersion is a fight for survival In this week’s episode of their “NWMA Weekly” podcast, Capt. Benjamin Garman and Chance Busey of Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard discuss the dangers of cold-water shock. Cold-water shock is …

New Generation Training

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New Generation Lifeboat Hook Training is Essential When new equipment of any kind is installed on a ship a prudent ship owner would take the necessary steps to train their crew in its proper use. In the case of the new generation lifeboat hooks where do we look for such …

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. …

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 …

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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 …

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Can Your Crew Pass The Lifeboat Test?

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  Resolution MSC 317 (89) which introduces new requirements under SOLAS regulation III/1.5 for lifeboat release and retrieval systems took effect on July 1 2014. The requirements apply to on-load mechanisms installed on all ships globally. The required actions must be completed no later than the first scheduled dry-docking after …

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The Single Most Common Error Mariners Make When Launching Lifeboats

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The misuse of the Lifeboat davit brakes is the single most common error mariners make when launching lifeboats. Lifeboat davits are equipped with two separate braking systems: a holding brake and a centrifugal brake. The holding brake is designed to stop and hold the lifeboat stationary at any point between its …