Brown's Guide to Survival at Sea
By Captain C. Mac Sweeney BBs, MNI
Published date:July 2015
This book is designed to assist seafarers in understanding those requirements, to help them understand the basics of sea survival and handling of Survival Craft, and to help prepare and guide them through the shore based PST, CPSC and FRB courses. It should also prove to be a useful guide for those going for refresher training as required under the so called STCW Manila amendments. The book follows a logical sequence, laying out the competence requirements from the STCW code and the training requirements from SOLAS, before explaining the reasons seafarers might have to abandon ship, the preparations for abandonment, and what then may affect a seafarer’s survival post-abandonment. Guidance and information is also given on a variety of survival equipment including the requirements and operational use of a sample few. Actions to take during the survival stage to enhance survival are also discussed. The final chapter deals with the SOLAS and STCW requirements with regard to the safe operation of Fast Rescue Boat.
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