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Recognizing Stages of Hypothermia

Kerrie Clos Fast Rescue Boat Training, FRB, Maritime Employment, News, Shipboard First Aid, Survival At Sea Leave a Comment

Episode 12 of NWMA Weekly:  Recognizing the Stages of Hypothermia Capt. Benjamin Garman of the Northwest Maritime Academy and Chance Busey, videographer and assistant marketing director at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, continue their cold water rescue series in their latest “NWMA Weekly” podcast, which addresses hypothermia. Watch below and …

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Podcast Covers Cold Water Rescue

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Watch Episode 11 of NWMA Weekly:  Cold Water Rescue Capt. Benjamin Garman, of the Northwest Maritime Academy (left), and Chance Busey, videographer and assistant marketing director at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, discuss a topic of particular importance to boaters in chilly Pacific Northwest waters. Watch their latest podcast below …

What Questions to Ask During a Medical Emergency or When Providing First Aid?

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If you are currently certified in First Aid, CPR/AED, and have a fully stocked first aid kit; we applaud you! Okay, you have the cert, the gear, and your ready to roll like “Johnny” Gage and Roy DeSoto (share this post if you remember the reference). My guess is that if …

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The Single Most Common Error Mariners Make When Launching Lifeboats

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The misuse of the Lifeboat davit brakes is the single most common error mariners make when launching lifeboats. Lifeboat davits are equipped with two separate braking systems: a holding brake and a centrifugal brake. The holding brake is designed to stop and hold the lifeboat stationary at any point between its …

NTSB Safer Sea's Report 2015

NTSB Releases “Safer Seas Digest 2015”

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WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday released its annual compendium of marine accidents and the lessons learned from them. “Safer Seas Digest 2015,” available in print HERE and on the NTSB’s website, ntsb.gov, examines 29 major marine casualty investigations the agency closed in 2015. “’Safer Seas Digest 2015’ represents …

The Discipline of Survival

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The Discipline of Survival STCW emergency procedure guidelines are insistent that to maintain discipline in a marine emergency is absolutely essential to give survivors the best prospect of being rescued.   But what is discipline – really? And how do we achieve it especially when we find ourselves in a life …