This training program developed by Videotel is intended to convey the essential training messages relating to the survival at sea and is aimed at the crew members of both cargo and passenger vessels. The book is covering the whole process of abandoning the vessel, starting from the moment when the general alarm has sounded and through the whole procedure of human rescue by either rescue boat or chopper.
There are four parts in the series, addressing the mustering, shipboard liferafts and lifeboats and, finally, survival and rescue. It should be noted, however, that even though this program underlines the critical importance of good preparation and thorough familiarization with all shipboard lifesaving arrangements and established procedures, it does not cover the drills and exercises that shall be periodically conducted; nor it addresses the technical maintenance of the relevant equipment.
The main focus has been made by the authors on what exactly and how the crew members shall do in case of emergency in order to maximize their chances for survival. Make sure you use the accompanying videos for the Mustering, Liferafts, Lifeboats, and Survival & Rescue. When used altogether, the training pack will provide an excellent introduction to the survival techniques.