Sea Survival Handbook: The Complete Guide to Survival at Sea

Sea Survival Handbook: The Complete Guide to Survival at Sea

by Keith Colwell


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A full-scale reference book for everyone boarding a seafaring vessel. The information is accessible, concise, up-to-date, and potentially life-saving. This is a weapon against ignorance at sea, and a no-brainer buy for all those who are interested in the safety of their passengers, their boats and themselves. The book covers everything from emergency radio operation, proper employment of safety equipment, to survival and first aid in the water. It also includes a full glossary and index. It was originally published in the UK this year by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602396951
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/23/2009
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Keith Colwell has sailed all his life, in all sorts of craft, from small dinghies to high-speed motor cruisers. He is employed by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, managing and training a large team of safety advisers. He lives in England.

Table of Contents

1 Before you go out 5

2 Weather 17

3 Preparing for heavy weather 22

4 Handling heavy weather 27

5 Lifejackets and buoyancy aids 33

6 MOB (Man overboard) prevention 44

7 MOB (Man overboard) 46

8 Liferafts 53

9 Fire Control 69

10 Raising the alarm 75

11 When to abandon ship 90

12 Abandoning ship 93

13 Survival in cold water 118

14 First aid 125

15 Life-saving signals 136

16 Rescue 140

Glossary 144

Index 148

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