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Recovering a man overboard

by Danielle Connelly on 18. Jan, 2018 in Marine

“Man overboard” is one of the last things you want to hear when you’re out on the water; but when it does happen the ability to act, rather than freeze on the spot, could be the difference between life and death for the person-in-water.

What do you actually need in an aviation life vest?

by Danielle Connelly on 15. Jan, 2018 in Aviation

The FAA requires all extended overwater flights carry  life preservers and other approved safety flotation devices for passengers and crew for Parts 121, 125 and 135. Extended overwater flight is defined as one over water at a distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the nearest shoreline. A life preserver, with an approved survivor locator light, is required for each occupant of the plane.

How long do you have in cold water?

by Danielle Connelly on 09. Jan, 2018 in Marine

Exposure to cold water can be life-threatening to the unprotected individual. From being thrown overboard or forced to abandon ship, everybody reacts differently to the temperature of the water. Initial panic and shock sets in, which may place severe strain on the victim, causing them to become disoriented.

5 Safety Tips for Sailing Alone

by Danielle Connelly on 29. Dec, 2017 in Marine

Do you love sailing but don’t always have someone to sail with? Or maybe you appreciate the solitude of being on the water alone. Whatever the case, if you sail alone, whether on a longer overnight passage or a coastal day sail, there are common sense safety precautions you should consider.

Helicopter safety matters to all of us

by Danielle Connelly on 11. Dec, 2017 in Aviation

In a 10-year span from 2005-2015, there were 136 helicopter accidents, 65 of them fatal with 312 reported deaths as a result. That’s far too many, in the eyes of the USHST, although it is getting better each year.

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