The content of the present training manual is compliant with the relevant requirements of the IMO Res. A.657, making the document acceptable for the purpose of familiarizing the ship crew with the basics of surviving in the lifeboat. First of all, the readers will get to know how to protect themselves against exposure to the sea water. After that, some information will be provided about the sea-sickness tablets and how to use them properly.
The watches and lookouts are discussed in the next section, followed with the one about the first medical aid, health issues, and necessary sanitary arrangements to be made in the lifeboat. The location aids including, but not limited to the radio equipment, are discussed further. There is a separate section dealing with the proper use of the available survival equipment; note that the distribution of the water and food is also paid serious attention.
The readers will also get familiarized with the preparations to be made for the heavy weather conditions. The document even covers such an important aspect of survival as the maintenance of the due morale among the persons in the lifeboat, since this matter is definitely of the high importance.