Survival at sea : a training and instruction manual /

Survival at sea : a training and instruction manual / Australian Maritime Safety Authority. - Sixth edition - Canberra : Australian Maritime Safety Authority, 2011. - viii, 140 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 25 cm

Includes index.

Foreword -- Introduction -- 1. Stowage of life-saving appliances, organisation and training -- Stowage of life-saving appliances -- Organisation and training -- Vital knowledge for crew members -- 2. Abandoning ship -- The order ‘abandon ship’ -- Preparing and launching survival craft -- Important considerations when abandoning ship -- Survival in the water -- Immediate action after entering survival craft -- 3. Survival instructions -- The initial situation - immediate action in survival craft -- Organising eventual survival -- Morale -- Maintaining survival craft -- Survival craft equipment -- Water and food -- Lookout -- Navigation -- 4. Medical duties -- Medical duties -- Long-term care for survivors -- 5. Detection -- Equipment available for attracting attention -- The search phase -- 6. Retrieval -- Rescue by ship -- Rescue by helicopter -- After rescue -- Recovery of survival craft and rescue boats -- 7. Survival on land -- Making a safe landing -- Shelter -- Water and food -- Attracting attention -- Exploration -- Rescue -- Appendix A: Death at sea -- Signs of death -- Burial at sea -- Appendix B: Operation of lifeboat engines -- Lifeboat engines -- Weekly inspection -- Appendix C: Sea surface currents -- General surface current distribution -- National sea surface currents in the Australian Region -- List of acronyms -- Index.

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SURVIVAL
OCEANS
SAFETY MEASURES
SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT

VK1259 / .A84 2011

613.69

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