USCG Auxiliary Directive to local vessel examiners on Sirius Signal C-1001 visual distress signal.

  • …Vessel Examiners should be aware of the capabilities and approvals of the SIRIUS SOS C-1001 electronic distress light… (continues)
USCG Auxiliary Directive on Sirius C1001 was last modified: March 15th, 2016 by Philip Thompson

Man Overboard Recovery Gear

MOB crew being horizontally lifted from water

New affordable SOS Marine™ Recovery Ladder™: MOB climbs ladder, or you parbuckle lift (shown)

In this article, we compare MOB recovery gear. Devices vary in ease of use and suitability for a particular rescue. Having the right gear improves odds of rescue. Practice helps too!

A soft device, rather than a swimstep or rigid boarding ladder, reduces chance of injury when the boat rolls.

Some units retrieve non–hypothermic crew by hoisting head first.1  Lifesling and Reelsling are examples of this type of device.

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Man Overboard Recovery Gear was last modified: June 18th, 2016 by Philip Thompson

Junior Safety at Sea Seminar 2015-08-15

Announcing Junior Safety at Sea Seminar for Teens

Announcing Junior Safety at Sea Seminar for Teens

The Newport Sea Base, in Newport Beach, CA, in partnership with the Storm Trysail Foundation and US Sailing, is pleased to announce its inaugural Junior Safety at Sea (JrSaS) program to be held Saturday, August 15th at the Sea Base.

Open for youths of age 13-18, JrSaS introduces youth to big boat sailing while teaching safety skills useful in any boating situation. Designed by offshore sailors from the Storm Trysail Foundation, with support from US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee, JrSaS is a one day hands-on program that emphasizes avoiding dangerous situations through preparation and honing safety skills with on-the-water practice.

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Junior Safety at Sea Seminar 2015-08-15 was last modified: August 11th, 2015 by Philip Thompson