Fishing Vessel Stability Awareness Class
Free Training for Commercial Fishermen
Waiting on the weather? We understand – call anyway to let us know you might need a spot.
Pre-register with a Navigator.
About the Fishing Vessel Stability Awareness Class
Did you know that flooding and instability are the leading causes of fishing vessel disasters in the United States? This AMSEA workshop addresses the most common causes of these casualties. You will learn vital information on vessel stability and ways to prevent dangerous situations. Our USCG-certified Vessel Stability instructors incorporate practical exercises, demonstrations and case studies of actual fishing vessel accidents caused by complacency, oversight or lack of knowledge
See List of Topics Covered in this Class:
- Requirements & Responsibilities
- Stability Terminology
- Stability Principles & the Stability Curve
- Operational Considerations
- Understanding Stability Reports
- Flooding control & prevention
More Safety Training Classes for Commercial Fishermen
CPR & FIRST AID CLASS
You don’t work next to a hospital. It’s critical that you and your crew know how to provide CPR and first aid for common vessel scenarios like bleeding, burns, fractures, poisoning, shock, and respiratory emergencies. Through our certified instructors, this course meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements under 46 CFR § 28.210.
Drill Conductor Certification
After completing the 1-day Safety and Survival Training Course, fishermen spend a second day learning how to lead monthly, on-vessel safety drills that are critical for building muscle memory and ensuring the crew retains their skills. Meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements under 46 CFR 28.270(c).
Safety & Survival Training Class
Prepare for a full day of hands-on training in fighting fires, plugging leaks, and swimming to a life raft in a survival suit. This course is designed for all fishermen, including crewmen, to learn or hone fundamental survival skills like making a MAYDAY call, lighting flares, and rescuing a person that falls overboard.
What Fishermen Are Saying
My crew and I go to Fishing Partnership’s safety at sea training drill program each year so it is always fresh in our minds.
Boat Captain, New Bedford
I tell other fishermen that Fishing Partnership’s safety training is the best thing you can do.
Lobster Boat Captain, Scituate
Fishing Partnership provides great safety training for serious fishermen.
B. Durkin, Fisherman
Are you or your spouse a fisherman? Do you come from a fishing family? Or, are you a shoreline worker that lives in a coastal community [that's anyone that has a job that supports fishermen getting their product to market and includes boat mechanics, fish cutters and lumpers to name a few]? We're here to help. Complete the Request for Services form and we'll answer your call.
Become a Friend
Show your support for fishermen, their families and coastal shoreline workers. Sign up as a Friend of Fishing Partnership and you'll receive news on local fisheries and learn what it takes to bring fresh seafood, sustainably caught, from the most highly regulated wild fisheries in the world to your dinner table. Learn what you can do to support fishing communities near you.