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Simple PFD Rules Could Save Your Life
"The most dangerous part of boating is an unexpected fall overboard. How dangerous? If those left aboard lose sight of you, there is a 40 percent chance you will never be seen again — dead or alive."
- Mario Vittone, Safety and Rescue at Sea Instructor

Read Mario's article on PassageMaker Magazine >> http://bit.ly/2DzUnG2

#SafetyAtSea #SafeBoating
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Severely Injured Yachtsman Abhilash Tomy Rescued at Sea
Rescuers have saved an Indian yachtsman hit by a storm that left him badly injured with his boat drifting at sea for more than two days in rough conditions.

Story via +CNN

#SafetyAtSea #SAR #yachting
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See and Be Seen with AIS
Many boaters have implemented the Automatic Identification System (AIS) on their boats. If you're still thinking about it, take a look at this article from United States Power Squadrons - America's Boating Club (The Ensign Magazine) to learn more about one of the best safety systems ever introduced to the boating community.

Read >> http://bit.ly/2NY1MCS

#SafeBoating #SafetyAtSea #BoatingSafety
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Preparing For, Implementing Crew Overboard Recovery
Although drowning is the biggest risk, especially when boaters don't wear their life jackets, remember that the fall itself can cause injuries, too:

- stress-induced heart attack
- hypothermia and shock from cold water (even on hot days)
- unpleasant encounters with marine life

In his recent article for The Ensign Magazine, Dr. Gino Bottino, member of the America's Boating Club/U.S. Power Squadrons' First Aid Support Team (FAST) and Safety Committee, provides several recommendations for you, your crew, and your boat to help prepare you to handle these situations as quickly and safely as possible.

"Boats are built to keep passengers on board," explained Dr. Bottino. "As boaters, we usually put ourselves in situations that cause us to go overboard."

http://bit.ly/2QUcfxU

#SafeBoating #SafetyAtSea
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Cascading Events: Preventing Crisis at Sea
Fears of disaster at sea can loom large; even for adrenaline junkies, misadventure is not the desired companion to adventure. Veteran sailor Jamie Gifford, of Sailing Totem, shares his thought process on avoiding crises at sea in this post on SAIL Magazine.

"There is a lot to crisis management at sea," Jamie advised. "A good place to start is questioning your actions before you take them."

A must-read for anyone who spends time on the water. http://bit.ly/2O6Z669

#SafetyAtSea #BoatingSafety
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Post Hurricane Florence ICW Update
Seven Seas Cruising Association's Cruising Station/Clean Wake Coordinator, Joan Conover (s/v Growltiger), has provided this update about stops on the Intracoastal Waterway.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ClubExpressClubFiles/710182/documents/Post_Florence_Hurricane_Info_1747979243.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIB6I23VLJX7E4J7Q&Expires=1537484793&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DPost_Florence_Hurricane_Info.pdf&Signature=ZJytnZlcApTH5XetnildaWfPxQY%3D

#ICW #Florence #SafeBoating

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Fisherman Shot In Head, Impaled By Spear Gun
The accident happened on board a 25 foot cabin cruiser about 35 nautical miles off the coast of Ocean City, MD.

Story at >> http://bit.ly/2NU0bhn

#spearfishing #boating
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No matter how fast you go you will not outrun the Navy.... #ASASailing #Sailing #Sail
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Stay in Touch 📣📟📲📻📢📡

Whether you're on shore or at sea, friends and family need to be kept up to date on your whereabouts and situation. And with or without phone communications, today's boaters are now able to do it quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.

"The state of global communications and positioning has changed greatly over the past decade or two," explained Bill Biewinga in BlueWater Sailing Magazine. "Asset tracking by satellite is growing...these services are available to all of us regardless of whether we’re cruising or dealing with unforeseen adversity on land."

Read Bill's overview of options below.


#sailing #SafetyAtSea

http://www.bwsailing.com/bw/2018/04/stay-in-touch/
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What About the Phone? ☎️📲📞
Ah, the freedom of cruising! No commute, no schedule, no phone ringing… WAIT A MINUTE. Phones?

If you’re a border-hopping nomad (or planning to be), check out these phone tips from +Sailing Totem .

#traveltips #sailing

https://www.sailfeed.com/2018/09/cruising-gear-what-about-the-phone/

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