IMMERSION SUITS — THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH (VIDEO)
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An excellent training video supplementing the associated training booklet. Imagine that is it very cold and wet, the surface under your feet is extremely slippery and the order has been given to abandon the vessel. Once a human is immersed in cold sea water, they get shocked and start to breathe much more rapidly - this is happening automatically and is in fact uncontrollable response to the situation.
Though this normally happens not more than couple of minutes, a person shall hold a head above the water as otherwise the water may be breathed. The next stage would normally be cooling of the limb musculature occurring during first thirty minutes spent in the sea water. The strength is getting lost which prevents the human from grasping a line or hanging to something that could let him or her stay on the surface...
The immersion suit is considered critically important p[piece of personal lifesaving equipment - wearing a properly maintained immersion suit can actually save life because it allows to keep the body warm. And, if the immersion suit is worn together with the lifejacket, such combination will contribute to the significant extension of the survival time. These suits are also widely known and referred to as abandonment/survival suits. Have a look at both video and booklet and get yourself duly familiarized with the types, working principles and putting on the immersion suits.
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