Preventable incidents such as human error and mechanical failure are two of the leading causes of liquid cargo spills. This training program focuses on pre-arrival and pre-transfer inspections, the completion of the Declaration of Inspection, the importance of meaningful pre-transfer conferences between PICs, and other important responsibilities of both the facility and vessel Person in Charge.
It is vital for crews to understand and train in the use of marine distress signals from radio communication and visual markers (flares, smokes, rockets), to electronic locators such as EPIRBs and SARTs. In this two-part program, maritime employees will learn how to rapidly notify Search & Rescue Authorities of their emergency and assist them by quickly guiding rescue crafts to their location.
As the number of personnel flying over water increases, there is a greater risk of helicopter ditchings and the need for personnel to be trained in underwater escape methods. This video outlines the actions required by passengers during a controlled ditching, a semi-controlled ditching, and an uncontrolled ditching.
Next to lifeboats, the life raft can be your second-best choice of escape in a marine disaster. However, if you are unfamiliar with the different methods of boarding, launching, and maintaining with both davit and throw-over launched life rafts, they won’t do you any good in an emergency. Part of the Marine Survival Series.
Enclosed lifeboats are the primary means of escape on most offshore platforms, rigs, and vessels. These survival crafts are capable of safely transporting persons through fire, toxic gases and high seas. Only with instruction on proper methods of loading, releasing, handling and maintaining life support systems can these complex survival craft prove effective at saving lives.