Tagged: safety

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Sailing Refreshment Program

If you have a sailing license, but have never really sailed, or have not sailed for a long time, you might want to refresh your memory. To help you with that, there are a lot sailing refreshment programs, which usually last a week and will give you confidence to start sailing on your own again.

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House Rules On board

How to behave onboard? Why you should follow all the orders by your captain or skipper? Is it just skipper’s ego or his rules matter? Find the set of rules that will keep you, your crew and your skipper happy and, most importantly, safe.

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Kingii Wearable – Salvation around the Wrist

Kingii wristband is a wearable safety device in form of a bracelet. It is practical to wear and will help you to stay afloat in case you fall into water. Perfect for sailors, swimmers and fishermen.

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NightSpotter – Onboard Night Vision

NightSpotter Thermal Scope 240 is a thermal camera, very useful for onboard night vision when sailing. It provides very precise image based on thermal energy emission. It can be life-saver in very dangerous MOB situations during the night. The camera can also help you in situations such as sailing at night anchoring during the night in a cove that you do not know that well.

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MOB Light Saves Lives

MOB (man overboard) light by the English manufacturer Exposure Marine won the design award in the category of life-saving and safety equipment at this year’s Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. This powerful torch activates when touched and thrown. Its main purpose is to be thrown to a person who fell overboard. It has a light range of 180 m and a strobe light that can reach up to 5 NM.

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Problems with Steering your Sailing Yacht

Sailing a yacht is usually a pleasant and relaxed experience. However, sometimes problems related to steering can occur. The inability to steer a yacht can be of mechanical and electronic nature. Some of those issues can be solved by people who are aboard the yacht, but some of them demand a call for help. Learn more about how to fix steering problems.

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What Will You Take in Case of Emergency?

Hopefully, you will never find yourself in a life-threatening situation when sailing. But you should be prepared for one at all times. On your boat, you should have a backpack or a bag that contains items which can help you survive at sea. These items are meant to keep you alive until the help comes, in case of emergency.

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Are You Ready for the Blue Ribbon?

The Blue Ribbon by The Seafarers’ Union of Croatia rewards the individual or the crew for their exceptional bravery and/or good seamanship achieved within the past year during their service. For the year 2014 the winners were Bojan Tasić and the crew of Kehoe Tide.

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Survival at Sea – The Thrilling Story of Steve Callahan

Steve Callahan survived 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a life raft. What helped him survive, among other things, was his ability to see the nice things in the worst situations – he described the night sky over the ocean as “A view of heaven from a seat in hell.”

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Galatea – A Maritime Problem-Solving Center

Galatea Team is a professional help and assistance network that has an international team of experts to solve problems and provide help to skippers. The heart of the Galatea system is a massive data of technical specifications and user manuals. They also have a platform called MyBoats, for smartphone and tablet computers.