One of the worst situations a seafarer can encounter during his/her sea service is the order by the master to abandon vessel in the face of danger. If not properly conducted, this operation, instead of saving lives, may lead to unexpected losses. In this regard, regular abandon-ship drills, which their frequency is prescribed by the SOLAS Convention, are vital to prepare crew onboard to safely manage an “abandon ship” operation.
The aim of this course is to provide training in launching arrangements for survival craft, safe operation procedures, survival management, and search and rescue procedures.This course is recommended for officers and seafaring personnel who are responsible for launching or handling survival craft.
It is fatal to drink seawater. Numerous lives were lost from this as madness and death follows very quickly after drinking seawater. After drinking seawater, the blood’s sodium concentration will rise to toxic levels, removing water from all cells and interfering with nerve conduction, ultimately producing fatal seizure and irregular heartbeat.