75-Page Book On How To Survive Abandoning Ship Offered By Viking
Having the right safety equipment aboard is the most effective way of reducing the life-threatening aspects of abandoning ship at sea. Add a thorough knowledge of survival techniques and the possibilities of living to tell about such an adventure increase dramatically. A new, highly authoritative source for information on both these subjects is now available. The booklet, "Safety at Sea," was originally published by Viking Life Saving Equipment Co. for distribution in the Scandinavian countries, but requests for an international edition from authorities, training schools, shipowners and operators have resulted in the availability of an English- language version.
The author is J.E. Unden, Commander s.g. of the Royal Danish Navy. In 75 pages of factual text, and a multitude of photos and illustrations, he covers all facets of emergency abandonment of ship and subsequent survival at sea. Included are methods of properly leaving the ship, launching and using life rafts, distress signals, cold water survival, surviving on emergency rations, preparing for helicopter rescue, as well as how to rescue survivors from life rafts and boats. Information and photos are also provided on modern, state-of-theart lifesaving equipment and their proper use.
The information contained in "Safety at Sea" is applicable to the operation of commercial vessels and large pleasure craft.
Copies of "Safety at Sea" are available from Viking Life Saving Equipment (America), Inc., 38 N.W. 11th Street, Miami, Fla. 33136. The cost is $9.50, including mailing and service charges. Special quantity prices are available to accredited marine training schools and organizations.