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Break the Cold Snap—Top 5 Winter Destination Fishing Locations

by Danielle Connelly on 06. Feb, 2018 in Marine

With temperatures colder than normally this winter, just about everyone is itching for a warm getaway. These five spots might be the best winter fishing around. Bonus—these spots are not just great for fishing but also for tourism so you can even take your family!

Abandoning Ship

by Danielle Connelly on 26. Jan, 2018 in Marine, Life Rafts

There’s no hard and steadfast rule for exactly when you should abandon ship. Rather, it really depends on you, your situation, your boat, and your crew.

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.

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