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Module 07 - Emergency Preparedness

Abandoning Ship

 

If circumstances require that you and your passengers (guests) need to abandon ship, perform the following:

STEP 1:
Ensure that you and your passengers (guests) are wearing a lifejacket or PFD
STEP 2:
If possible, signal your need for assistance with a recognized distress signal
STEP 3:
When abandoning the boat, jump to the windward side of the boat if possible - this way the boat will drift away from you
STEP 4:
Swim well clear of the boat
STEP 5:
Confirm that all passengers (guests) are present and accounted for

 

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