AMSEA releases new film on flooding control

(SITKA, AK — December 4, 2007) Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to developing a cold water safety information and training network, has released a new film on vessel flooding control.

The film, titled “Flooding Control: Knowledge & Tools to Prevent Sinking,” was created in response to the fact that fifty percent of the vessels lost at sea sink because of uncontrolled flooding. It was produced in cooperation with Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks and with funding provided by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The 14-minute film outlines maintenance suggestions to prevent flooding from ever becoming an issue, preparation and procedures to have in place before a flooding emergency occurs, and temporary patches, plugs and other flooding control techniques.

Footage of actual patching and plugging graphically illustrates the knowledge and tools that fishermen and other vessel operators need to control flooding. This film is useful for anyone who operates or works on any type of vessel. The lives of operators and crew, as well vessels and their catches, can depend on crewmen who know how to control flooding on a vessel at sea.

Flooding Control is available for $20.00 on DVD. Quantity discounts are available to bookstores and anyone purchasing more than ten copies. For additional information, contact AMSEA.

By Professional Mariner Staff