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Safety & Rescue at Sea Course

The goal of “Safety and Rescue at Sea” is to prepare captains to be as safe as possible when heading offshore. To be sure, there are plenty of specific tips, but the real value of the course is the philosophy of safety and risk that it imparts. Mario Vittone doesn’t just teach what to think about safety but how to think about it and how to parse risk. This is a course for novices and experienced skippers alike.

Learn how to prepare to be as safe as possible when heading offshore. 🌊
This course is taught by retired U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer, Mario Vittone. It is perfect for novices and experienced skippers alike. Sign up today!


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Safety & Survival at Sea
With Mario Vittone & Thomas Bliss
8:30 a.m.-Noon

Forget anything you may have seen in Robert Redford’s movie “Lost.” Surviving a crisis at sea happens because of preparation, the right gear, seamanship skills and a good attitude. The instructors are the very best.

Mario Vittone is a made-for-Hollywood American hero. He is a retired U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer, whose career choice lead him to become a national expert on immersion hypothermia, drowning, sea survival, and safety at sea. Vittone is a regular contributor to PassageMaker’s sister publication Soundings magazine. In 2007, he was named as the Coast Guard Active Duty Enlisted Person of the Year.

Capt. Thomas Bliss, a self-described “safety nerd,” is founder and director of Northwest Response, a lay-responder medical training enterprise. Professional mariners subscribe to his services to keep their licenses up to date. He once taught cold water survival to seismic ship-board exploration crews 270 miles north of the Arctic circle. A coxswain in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Bliss was Awarded the Meritorious Service Award in 2010 by Coast Guard commandant, Admiral Thad W. Allen. He lives in Gig Harbor, Washington.
For à la carte attendees, this seminar pairs well with First Aid & Emergency Preparedness at Sea.