ABANDON SHIP PROCEDURE

Only do this when ship SINKING underneath, 

BUT preparations can be made.

Fill Grab Bag (behind Chart seat & add contents as per list inside)

Radio Distress                                      Deploy fender circle for protection                                  Jettison cushions etc as trace                Set off EPIRB  

Take:   

Hand held VHF                                     Whistle Sea Survival Handbook

Wear extra clothes                                Medication                                                                                Water                                                   Food                                                                                                Log Book                                              Consider dinghy & outboard                                           Survival bags                                        Lifejackets (keep dry)

Passports,                                            money,                                                                                    credit card,                                            camera (take photos)                                                     valuables          

Prepare Liferaft – contents:  

2 Parachute Flares, 3 red, 1 buoyant, but bring more

            2 Mirrors                                               2 Whistles

            2 Rescue Signals Cards                        First Aid Kit

            Anti-Sea sickness tablets                       Torch

            Rescue Quoit                                        Safety Knife

            2 Drogues                                             2 Paddles

            2 Sponges                                            Bailer

            Repair Kit                                             Hand Pump

            Raft Operating Instructions                    Sea Survival Instructions

            6 Seasickness Bags                              2 Owners Manuals

            Wet Notebook                                       Log Book

Radar Reflector                                     2 Thermal Protective Aids

To Deploy Life raft

Cut Restraining strap, if necessary

Attach Painter (rope) to deck – should be done already

            Remove Life raft & launch downwind

Move life raft to leeward side of boat

            Pull painter then tug to inflate

Board with lifejackets on, then cut line, paddle away at least mast length & deploy sea anchor

Final part of rescue can be tricky

BELIEVE YOU WILL SURVIVE

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