Marine Safety Knowledge Base
Whether you are on the water for work or for fun, every safe and successful trip starts with preparation and an understanding of the vessel, its equipment, the crew, and the conditions in which they will be operating.
Safety & Survival Gear
In an emergency, the right gear can make a real difference in the outcome. Personal flotation devices (PFDs), immersion suits, and survival craft can all help you to stay alive until help arrives.
Firefighting & Fire Prevention
Successful firefighting brings together knowledge, technique, and the right gear. Good safety practices can prevent fires. Hands-on practice with fire extinguishing agents can increase your effectiveness in fighting a fire by a factor of three according to researchers.
Orientation, Emergency Instructions, and Drills
"When a person knows what to do before a crisis situation, you don’t have to communicate; everybody just does it. Had we not known our stations, we probably would have lost a few guys."