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    Manufacturer: Witherbys

    Marine Survival

    £50.00
    This third edition, in full colour throughout, is the ideal study aid for cadets and ships' officers. Topics covered include evacuation systems, immersion suits and lifejackets, onboard training, helicopter operations, lifeboat, liferafts, personal survival, emergency communication and medical advice.
    ISBN: 9781856093552
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    Published:November 2011

     

    Marine Survival provides detailed guidance on topics such as emergency and distress communications, evacuation systems, life saving equipment, emergency alarms and onboard training, helicopter operations and recovery systems.

    This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate the advances in marine survival operations since the last edition was published over twenty years ago. It includes a new section on lifeboat release hooks and FPDs (including details of new SOLAS and IMO amendments on life saving appliances) and updated information on helicopter activity, rescue boat operations, emergency communications and medical advice.

     

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements

    Authors Introduction

    1 Evacuation Systems and Marine Requirements

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Actions Before Abandoning Ship or Offshore Installation

    1.3 Survival Craft: Manning Requirements Applicable to all Ships

    1.4 Responsibilities of Coxswains when Abandoning Ship or Installation

    1.5 Methods of Evacuation

    1.6 Survival Actions in the Water

    1.7 Actions in Survival Craft (of the totally enclosed type)

    1.8 Main Dangers to Survivors

    1.9 Summary

    2 Immersion Suits, Lifejackets and Buoyancy Aids

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Requirements for the Provision of Immersion Suits and Thermal Protective Aids on Ships

    2.3 General Requirements for Immersion Suits

    2.4 Requirements for Thermal Protective Aids
    (not to be confused with immersion suits)

    2.5 Requirements for the Provision of Lifejackets on Ships

    2.6 General Requirements for Lifejackets

    2.7 Twin Chamber (Automatic) Lifejackets

    2.8 The Aviation Lifejacket

    2.9 General Requirements and Specifications for Lifebuoys

    2.10 Summary

    3 Emergency Alarms and Onboard Training

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Emergency Communications (applicable to passenger and cargo ships)

    3.3 Emergency Alarm Signals

    3.4 Survival Craft: Onboard Training and Drills

    3.5Survival Craft: External Training Facilities

    3.6 PSCRB

    3.7 Summary

    4 Helicopter Operations and Aircraft Identification

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Shipboard Operations with Helicopters

    4.3 Deck Officer’s Checklist for Helicopter Operations

    4.4 General Precautions for Seafarers Working with Helicopters

    4.5 Deck Landing Examples

    4.6 Passenger Safety for Helicopter Transit

    4.7 Offshore Installations: Helideck Detail

    4.8 Operational Details for Helidecks

    4.9 In-flight Emergency Over the Sea Surface

    4.10 Search and Rescue Operations Involving Helicopters

    4.11 Evacuation Methods by Helicopter

    4.12 Helicopter Operations

    5 Lifeboat Construction and Equipment

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Requirements for the Provision of Lifeboats on Ships

    5.3 General Requirements for Lifeboats

    5.4 Lifeboat Construction

    5.5 Additional Fittings to Lifeboats

    5.6 Lifeboat Fitments

    5.7 Lifeboat Equipment

    5.8 General Information Regarding Lifeboats

    5.9 Requirements for Totally Enclosed Lifeboats

    5.10 Requirements for Rigid Survival Craft

    6 Stowage, Launching and Recovery Systems

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Requirements for Launching and Stowage of Survival Craft

    6.3 Requirements for Launching Appliances

    6.4 Launching Procedure

    6.5 Launching and Recovery Arrangements for Survival Craft

    6.6 Embarkation and Launching of Survival Craft

    6.7 Release Gear for Survival Craft

    6.8 Lifeboat Release Hooks

    6.9 Definition of Free-fall Launching

    6.10 Free-fall Survival Craft

    6.11 Capsule Survival Craft

    6.12 Summary

    7 Boat Handling

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Power Boat Handling Theory

    7.3 Requirements for Lifeboat (engine) Propulsion

    7.4 Engine Start Methods for Motor Lifeboats

    7.5 Beaching Technique for a Lifeboat

    7.6 Evacuation by Survival (rigid) Craft

    7.7 Sail Theory

    7.8 Summary

    8
    Liferafts

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Inflatable Liferafts –Constructional Requirements

    8.3 Launching the Inflatable Liferaft

    8.4 Hydrostatic Release: Method of Operation

    8.5 Float-Free Arrangements for Liferafts

    8.6 Liferaft Equipment

    8.7 Miscellaneous Requirements for Liferafts

    8.8 Liferaft Fittings

    8.9 Davit-launched Liferafts

    8.10 Operations with Survival Craft

    8.11 Liferaft Case Studies

    9 Personal Survival

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Survival Craft Operations

    9.3 Liferaft Operations

    9.4 Management of Liferafts

    10 Rescue Boats

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Rescue Boat Regulations

    10.3 General Requirements for Rescue Boats

    10.4 Rescue Boat Categories

    10.5 Designated Rescue Boats (shore-based)

    10.6 Rescue Boat Equipment

    10.7 Inflated Rescue Boats, Additional Requirements

    10.8 Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) Operations

    11 Medical Advice for Emergency Treatment of Marine Casualties

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Hypothermia

    11.3 Treatment of Casualties in Survival Craft

    11.4 Heat Exhaustion

    11.5 Heatstroke

    11.6 Casualties with Burns

    11.7 Severe Bleeding

    12 Emergency and Distress Communications

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Survival Craft: Methods of Attracting Attention

    12.3 The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

    12.4 EPIRBs

    12.5 Voyage Data Recorder (VDR)

    12.6 Search and Rescue Transponder (SART)

    12.7 Surface Vessel/Aircraft Radio Communications Frequencies

    12.8 US Coast Guard

    12.9 Netherlands Coast Guard

    12.10 Royal National Lifeboat Institution

    12.11 Surface-to-air Visual Signals

    12.12 Air-to-surface Visual Signals

    12.13 Equipment Droppable by Aircraft

    12.14 Ship Reporting Systems

    12.15 Use of Rocket Line Throwing Apparatus

    12.16 Breeches Buoy Operation

    12.17 Search and Rescue for all UK Passenger Ships Additional ref. MSN 1783 (M))

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    Published:November 2011

     

    Marine Survival provides detailed guidance on topics such as emergency and distress communications, evacuation systems, life saving equipment, emergency alarms and onboard training, helicopter operations and recovery systems.

    This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate the advances in marine survival operations since the last edition was published over twenty years ago. It includes a new section on lifeboat release hooks and FPDs (including details of new SOLAS and IMO amendments on life saving appliances) and updated information on helicopter activity, rescue boat operations, emergency communications and medical advice.

     

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements

    Authors Introduction

    1 Evacuation Systems and Marine Requirements

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Actions Before Abandoning Ship or Offshore Installation

    1.3 Survival Craft: Manning Requirements Applicable to all Ships

    1.4 Responsibilities of Coxswains when Abandoning Ship or Installation

    1.5 Methods of Evacuation

    1.6 Survival Actions in the Water

    1.7 Actions in Survival Craft (of the totally enclosed type)

    1.8 Main Dangers to Survivors

    1.9 Summary

    2 Immersion Suits, Lifejackets and Buoyancy Aids

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Requirements for the Provision of Immersion Suits and Thermal Protective Aids on Ships

    2.3 General Requirements for Immersion Suits

    2.4 Requirements for Thermal Protective Aids
    (not to be confused with immersion suits)

    2.5 Requirements for the Provision of Lifejackets on Ships

    2.6 General Requirements for Lifejackets

    2.7 Twin Chamber (Automatic) Lifejackets

    2.8 The Aviation Lifejacket

    2.9 General Requirements and Specifications for Lifebuoys

    2.10 Summary

    3 Emergency Alarms and Onboard Training

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Emergency Communications (applicable to passenger and cargo ships)

    3.3 Emergency Alarm Signals

    3.4 Survival Craft: Onboard Training and Drills

    3.5Survival Craft: External Training Facilities

    3.6 PSCRB

    3.7 Summary

    4 Helicopter Operations and Aircraft Identification

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Shipboard Operations with Helicopters

    4.3 Deck Officer’s Checklist for Helicopter Operations

    4.4 General Precautions for Seafarers Working with Helicopters

    4.5 Deck Landing Examples

    4.6 Passenger Safety for Helicopter Transit

    4.7 Offshore Installations: Helideck Detail

    4.8 Operational Details for Helidecks

    4.9 In-flight Emergency Over the Sea Surface

    4.10 Search and Rescue Operations Involving Helicopters

    4.11 Evacuation Methods by Helicopter

    4.12 Helicopter Operations

    5 Lifeboat Construction and Equipment

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Requirements for the Provision of Lifeboats on Ships

    5.3 General Requirements for Lifeboats

    5.4 Lifeboat Construction

    5.5 Additional Fittings to Lifeboats

    5.6 Lifeboat Fitments

    5.7 Lifeboat Equipment

    5.8 General Information Regarding Lifeboats

    5.9 Requirements for Totally Enclosed Lifeboats

    5.10 Requirements for Rigid Survival Craft

    6 Stowage, Launching and Recovery Systems

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Requirements for Launching and Stowage of Survival Craft

    6.3 Requirements for Launching Appliances

    6.4 Launching Procedure

    6.5 Launching and Recovery Arrangements for Survival Craft

    6.6 Embarkation and Launching of Survival Craft

    6.7 Release Gear for Survival Craft

    6.8 Lifeboat Release Hooks

    6.9 Definition of Free-fall Launching

    6.10 Free-fall Survival Craft

    6.11 Capsule Survival Craft

    6.12 Summary

    7 Boat Handling

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Power Boat Handling Theory

    7.3 Requirements for Lifeboat (engine) Propulsion

    7.4 Engine Start Methods for Motor Lifeboats

    7.5 Beaching Technique for a Lifeboat

    7.6 Evacuation by Survival (rigid) Craft

    7.7 Sail Theory

    7.8 Summary

    8
    Liferafts

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Inflatable Liferafts –Constructional Requirements

    8.3 Launching the Inflatable Liferaft

    8.4 Hydrostatic Release: Method of Operation

    8.5 Float-Free Arrangements for Liferafts

    8.6 Liferaft Equipment

    8.7 Miscellaneous Requirements for Liferafts

    8.8 Liferaft Fittings

    8.9 Davit-launched Liferafts

    8.10 Operations with Survival Craft

    8.11 Liferaft Case Studies

    9 Personal Survival

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Survival Craft Operations

    9.3 Liferaft Operations

    9.4 Management of Liferafts

    10 Rescue Boats

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Rescue Boat Regulations

    10.3 General Requirements for Rescue Boats

    10.4 Rescue Boat Categories

    10.5 Designated Rescue Boats (shore-based)

    10.6 Rescue Boat Equipment

    10.7 Inflated Rescue Boats, Additional Requirements

    10.8 Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) Operations

    11 Medical Advice for Emergency Treatment of Marine Casualties

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Hypothermia

    11.3 Treatment of Casualties in Survival Craft

    11.4 Heat Exhaustion

    11.5 Heatstroke

    11.6 Casualties with Burns

    11.7 Severe Bleeding

    12 Emergency and Distress Communications

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Survival Craft: Methods of Attracting Attention

    12.3 The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

    12.4 EPIRBs

    12.5 Voyage Data Recorder (VDR)

    12.6 Search and Rescue Transponder (SART)

    12.7 Surface Vessel/Aircraft Radio Communications Frequencies

    12.8 US Coast Guard

    12.9 Netherlands Coast Guard

    12.10 Royal National Lifeboat Institution

    12.11 Surface-to-air Visual Signals

    12.12 Air-to-surface Visual Signals

    12.13 Equipment Droppable by Aircraft

    12.14 Ship Reporting Systems

    12.15 Use of Rocket Line Throwing Apparatus

    12.16 Breeches Buoy Operation

    12.17 Search and Rescue for all UK Passenger Ships Additional ref. MSN 1783 (M))

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