Emergencies

First Aid Afloat – jellyfish stings

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  Wherever you are boating in the world I am sure you will be using a pilot guide to aid your navigation. Often in the introduction to the area section there will be a part talking about different types of sea creatures that may sting you and how to treat a sting. Sometimes it can be useful to do some additional research online as well. One type of sea creature that...

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First Aid Afloat – fish spine injury

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First Aid Afloat – Here is what to do if somebody stands on a fish spine: • Check for dangers. Is it safe for you to enter the water? • Check for levels of response and for normal breathing • Inform emergency services if necessary • If needed treat serious bleeding • If easily done remove embedded fish spines Immerse wound in as hot water as possible without...

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Fire safety advice at sea from the Marine & Coastguard Agency

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Fire safety advice for boaters Top fire safety advice at sea: 1. Fit smoke alarms, carbon monoxide and gas detectors 2. Turn fuel off properly after use 3. Dispose of cigarettes carefully. Put them out, right out 4. Make sure appliances are installed and maintained by a trained fitter 5. Clean up fuel spillages straight away 6. Plan your emergency procedure and make...

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Medical Emergency at Sea

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How to deal with a medical emergency afloat   If you are planning a boating trip, it is important to have at least one person on board who is trained in first aid. Responsible skippers should definitely make time to do a basic marine first aid course. If you need medical advice, make an all stations PANPAN. If reporting a medical emergency at sea: Be prepared to...

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