Always have an emergency grab bag to hand when at sea…
In the event of having to abandon ship, it is recommended to have a designated waterproof bag to carry essential emergency items.
These might include items already in use on the boat, as well as some already stored in the bag.
Emergency at sea – bag contents:
• Handheld GPS
• Handheld VHF
• Sea sickness pills
• Torch and batteries
• First aid kit
• Thermal protective aids
• Food and water
• Ship’s documents
• Personal documents
(see Safe Skipper for more – the app for all boating enthusiasts)