IMO GUIDE FOR COLD WATER SURVIVAL
A very small but very important and useful publication officially released by IMO. In fact, it is primarily aimed at seafarers. The booklet provides the necessary information which will be very helpful to the crew members or any other humans if they fall into the cold water or face the necessity to enter cold water in case of emergency situation. The book also gives some required guidance to help the fist-aid providers to treat the people who have just been rescued from cold water. The booklet is examining all hazards associated with the exposure of a human to the cold. Such exposure may easily endanger life. In addition, this volume gives some valuable advice basing on the very latest scientific and medical developments in the field of prevention or minimization of such dangers. Unfortunately, people still die at sea, and one of the reasons is a lack of this knowledge. Go through the information in this book and who knows, maybe the proper understanding of the content of the publication may someday save your (or someone else's) life. The most important thing to understand and realize is that you shall not feel helpless to affect your survival when exposed to cold water condition. The book provides a good and detailed explanations of cold water hazards and effects they may have, and also lists the actions to take prior to abandoning the vessel, that may improve your chances to survive...
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