“For Your Safety”
This pre-departure briefing and safety information package will inform passengers aboard this vessel, the locations and proper operation of the emergency response equipment located on this vessel.
- Fire extinguishers: Should a fire should break out aboard this vessel you should be familiar with the location and operation of the fire extinguishers. Know the P.A.S.S. procedure involved with fighting fires. The engine bay is equipped with a heat detection alarm that will inform the captain of a possible fire in the engine bay. There is a fire extinguishing port located in front of the engine bay where a fire extinguisher nozzle would be inserted then discharged to extinguish the fire.
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- Fire Prevention: No open flames or sparks are permitted aboard this vessel. No smoking is permitted aboard this vessel.
- Throw Bags: This vessel is equipped with a buoyant throwing line and a re-boarding ladders in the event a passenger should end up in the water. The buoyant throwing line is located on the door of the head across from the captain’s chair; the boarding ladders are located in the bow of the vessel and one in the rear. When throwing the line always aim over the person in the water so the line will lie in reach when it hits the water. This vessel is also equipped with emergency blankets to help raise a person’s body temp to fight the onset of hyperthermia.
- First Aid Kit: Located in the emergency container, stored in the head across from the captain’s chair. This kit contains the essential equipment required for all minor first aid emergencies encountered. Your captain is trained in Frist Aid and CPR should the need arise for such assistance. Should a serious emergency occur, we have the availiabity to contact emergency services for immediate assistance.
- Flash Lights & Flares: Located in the emergency container, stored in the head across from the captain’s chair. A waterproof and buoyant flash light, along with emergency flares. These flares should only be used in an emergency to signal another vessel or someone on shore in the case of an emergency.
- Whistles and Horns: This vessel contains emergency audible devices. Whistle and Horn. This allows for signaling other crafts in low visibility conditions such as fog or after dusk.
- Life Jackets (PFD’s): Your captain will explain the proper dawning procedure of your lifejacket (PFD). You will be required to wear your lifejacket at all times while aboard this vessel.
- Vessel Stability: This vessel is designed for its passengers to be seated while the vessel is in motion. Stability of this vessel depends on the positions of its passengers. Your Capitan will inform you on the proper seating arrangements while on you’re on your voyage.
- Launching or mooring the vessel: Each voyage will consist of launching and mooring the vessel, possibly several times per voyage. Your captain may require assistance with the launching and mooring process, keeping the vessel from striking the dock or wharf and assist in the launching of the vessel when leaving the dock or wharf. Your captain will explain these steps if he requires assistance.
- Emergency response: Emergency response is available at anytime anywhere. We have several methods of contacting emergency services such as VHF radio or SPOT GPS communicator, these communication devices will direct the Coast Guard or Search and Rescue officials directly to our location for immediate evacuation or assistance if required.
- Provisions for accidental submersion: Emergency blankets available onboard, as well as water proof matches and fire starter to enable the starting of a fire to keep warm until Emergency personnel can respond.
- Vessel operation: Your captain will explain the proper operation of the vessel and the operation of all emergency communication devices on board. The proper method of anchoring the vessel as well.
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