RYA sea survival handbook

Author(s) Keith Colwell
Publisher RYA
Date 2008
Pages 159
Format pdf
Size 45 Mb







Generally, boating is considered one of the safest leisure sporting activities. But, in any sport that pushes us to the edge of our abilities, there will always be a chance of injury or even an accident. We have to be duly prepared to cope with all such emergencies and get our chances of survival increased. The present handbook is essential for everyone taking the one-day Basic Sea Survival Courses by RYA or the two-day Offshore Safety Course by RYA/ISAF.

Actually, it should be very valuable for any person intending to take his boat offshore. In this publications the following issues have been addressed: preparing for and handling heavy weather, buoyancy and lifejackets aids, Man overboard prevention, liferafts, raising the alarms, fire control, when to abandon the ship, first aid techniques, survival in cold water, lifesaving signals, rescue etc.

The present volume is intended to highlight the importance of possessing all required safety equipment on board and maintains its good working condition at any time. Moreover, it will provide trainees with the knowledge pertaining to the correct use of this equipment, enabling the future seafarers to cope with any sort of emergency they may face at sea.

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