Seafarers must be trained to cope with the worst that the marine environment has to offer. Beginning with the preparation one can make before sailing, the book proceeds to the steps that must be taken to ensure the safety of a ship and its human cargo -- before the emergency situation occurs. Crew overboard, abandon ship procedures, and survival methods are thoroughly covered. The possibilities of being castaway, the means of survival in such a situation, search and rescue procedures, and needed information about rescue are also included. Since this book can be used as a text for those preparing to be Coast Guard-certified lifeboatmen, the appendices contain lifeboat, rescue boat, and rigid life raft equipment descriptions, recommendations, and inspection guidelines; and sample Coast Guard examination questions and answers.
Author : Robert J. Meurn Release : 1993 Publisher : Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers ISBN : 9780870334443 File Size : 77.32 MB Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi Download : 115 Read : 870