Emergency Preparedness Maritime Course

We are taking READINESS to a new level  —  Coming soon: Emergency Preparedness Maritime Course and manual. We also fondly refer to this workshop as “Last Chance”.

Because that is what it is if you find yourselves dealing with one of the emergencies we cover in the manual and workshop.

We’ll plan for (for your boat/circumstances):
Grounding, stranding, running aground
Loss of propulsion (lack of fuel/engine failure)
Propeller fouled or damaged
Loss of steering – Loss of rudder  /  breakdown of mechanical or hydraulic steering
Severe weather
Being Dismasted
Medical Emergency
POvB/MOB
Fire
Collision
Abandon ship

And so much more: here are the complete contents:
Basic safety assumptions
The human factor
You’re the skipper, you’re responsible
Crew responsibility
Checklists
Create and use a safety management system
Briefings
Flip your thinking
Keep everyone onboard
Communication
Emergencies give no warning
Know your enemy
Know your limitations
Fear
Boat factors
Know your vessel
All boats want to do is sink
Understand stability
It’s your responsibility
Maintenance
Emergencies – preparation, procedures and practice
Raising the alarm
Grounding, stranding, running aground
Loss of propulsion (lack of fuel/engine failure)
Propeller fouled or damaged
Loss of steering – Loss of rudder  /  breakdown of mechanical or hydraulic steering
Severe weather
Being Dismasted
Medical Emergency
POvB/MOB
Fire
Collision
Abandon ship
Survival Equipment
Effectiveness of equipment
Training drills
Reporting incidents  – incident alert/report
Additional tips: sailing – challenges – engine – maintenance – preparation – navigation – nav equipment – day to day – safety
Templates

The Goal

The goal of the course is to think about the reality of the day-to-day running of your boat, and preventing and preparing for emergencies. It will ask you to think about your initial reactions in emergency situations, and the tasks that will give you the best chance of survival.

This course is hands-on, and by the end of it you will have the emergency procedure section complete for the Safety Management System for your boat.

You will feel prepared and far more relaxed on the water. You will have concise, appropriate, useful notes and information to give to new crew/visitors so they are equipped should the worst happen.

We are about to make you think of things you may not have considered, so let’s prepare (sample of first part of course)

You will need:

A pen and paper

A folder to keep the documentation you are about to prepare.

Either: A ring binder with plastic sleeves

Or: a clear view display book (A4 Marbig pocket reference No 20550)

A printer

OR the facility to work through documents on your laptop/portable device and save them so that you have them ready to hand when on your vessel

An open mind, ready to dive in and stretch your thinking.

  • Although this course is theory-driven, it is interactive. You will be faced with a number of scenarios, and you will write the first tasks that come to mind that you would do.
  • You will apply that information to short templates, allowing you to expand on your thoughts and create processes in a few easy steps.
  • At the very least, this will motivate you to think about situations your abilities, and your equipment.

We’ve made it easy for you with templates and handouts, just follow the simple instructions. Quickly and easily, you will soon have a small handbook, clear thoughts, and procedures.

See what else we get up to here.
Subscribe to receive updates/course dates.

 

1 thought on “Emergency Preparedness Maritime Course”

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: