LIFERAFT SURVIVAL Pt 3: Search and Rescue

What are the four basic requirements for survival in a liferaft?

Imagine if the unthinkable happens and you have to ABANDON SHIP? What should you do as soon as you are in the liferaft? If the seas are are heavy, it is likely you will be exhausted. The craft may roll several times, and you may be thrown out. Even the saltiest of sailors is likely to be sick. What should your priorities be? And how can you do everything to ensure a successful rescue?

One of our Patrons is an SAR (search and rescue) helicopter pilot, with 25 years experience in the RAF and working out of Australia. So we were thrilled when Kevin Berry agreed to explain his tried and tested tactics for liferaft survival and what you should expect when the rescue team turns up.

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The four basic requirements for survival, in this order:

  • Protection
  • Location
  • Water
  • Food

But there’s a lot more to it than that… Please watch the video to find out more about how to increase your likelihood of survival. And learn what you need to do to help the rescue team.

Thank you, Kevin, for being such a sport and giving up your time to help us all, and for supporting us through Patreon!

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Peace and fair winds!


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