When you are the closest help, do you know what to do?
Fishermen are often closer to a vessel issuing a MAYDAY than the USCG, making you the quickest on the scene to give aid. A basic understanding of CPR and first aid may save a life (possibly your own.) The more people trained in first aid, the better off the marine community is as a whole. If you are in trouble, you want to have your crew and surrounding vessels know the procedures to secure the surroundings and evaluate the situation to the best of their abilities. Everyone o