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Rescue a drowning victim by boat

by Danielle Connelly on 10. Jun, 2019

From a man overboard to swimmers caught in a rip-tide, boaters should be alert and always scanning the surrounding area. If you spend time on water, you and your crew should know what to look for when people enter the water.

The Switlik Foundation

by Danielle Connelly on 04. Jun, 2019

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”  – Oscar Wilde

SWITLIK 5 Safe Boating Tips

by Danielle Connelly on 22. May, 2019

Planning and preparation beforehand will help you to be a good captain for yourself and your passengers and allow for safe adventures.

The SWITLIK Difference: The Pylon

by Danielle Connelly on 16. May, 2019

When someone falls overboard, it’s unexpected and usually in difficult conditions. Even the best swimmers, taken aback by the shock and cold water, can become quickly disoriented. As your boat continues speeding away, spotting and keeping an eye on someone in the middle of the ocean can be difficult, if you glance away for just a second, you could lose sight of your victim. 

The first thing you should do in a man overboard situation is to provide additional flotation to the victim. In a perfect scenario, they will already be wearing a life vest but additional flotation like an underarm flotation device increases a person’s odds of surviving until the boat returns. Ideally, the additional flotation you throw out should be:

Capacity rating for aviation rafts

by Danielle Connelly on 09. May, 2019

When selecting your aviation raft, you may be required to provide flotation for all of your passengers by FAA regulation or for Part 91, you want to have a raft onboard. In just looking at the raft, it can be hard to discern how many people will fit. For all FAA TSO C70a approved rafts, the rafts are categorized by passenger limits.

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