Boating Safety

El que se Ahoga no parece Ahogarse

By MarioAugust 29, 2010 Boating Safety, Water Safety

Translations: – English –  汉语 – tiếng Việt – Italiano –  Français – Português – română – Deutsch – Suomi – Svenska –  Čeština – Русско –Íslenska – Nederlands – Audio Version (Notes: Spanish translation revised by Luis Miguel Pascual, Escuela Segoviana de Socorrismo ESS Technical Manager Traducción al español revisada por Luis Miguel Pascual, Director Técnico de la Escuela Segoviana de Socorrismo.) El nuevo capitán saltó desde la cubierta, completamente vestido y esprintó en el agua. Como antiguo Socorrista, mantuvo […]

Drukknun er ekki eins og drukknun

Translations: – English –  汉语 – tiếng Việt – Español – Français – Português – română – Deutsch – Svenska – Čeština – Русско – Audio Version Hann stökk alklæddur út í sjóinn, – skipstjórinn, fyrrum björgunarmaðurinn. Hann hafði ekki augun af manneskju, synti að fólkinu sem svamlaði milli fjöru og bátsins sem lá við […]

Avoiding and Escaping Rip Currents

By MarioJuly 11, 2010 Survival, Water Safety

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Spanish Translation of Drowning Article

By MarioJuly 2, 2010 Boating Safety

One of my readers was kind enough to translate “Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning” into Spanish. Thank you, Arturo! http://www.alchilazo.net/2010/07/el-que-se-ahoga-no-parece-ahogarse.html

Expect the Unexpected

By MarioJune 16, 2010 Boating Safety, SAR, Survival

The best place for boaters to be when heavy weather strikes is back at the marina – but weather changes can happen fast, the unexpected can extend your voyage, and in the middle of your first bad patch of sea is not the time or place to learn how to handle things in rough water.

Life and Death and Abby’s EPIRBs

By MarioJune 12, 2010 Boating Safety, EPIRB, SAR

There is simply no way to imagine that the Sunderland’s decision to allow their sixteen-year-old daughter (and seventeen-year-old son before her) to venture out to sea alone was not influenced by the modern EPIRB. She was carrying two of them aboard. “Radio’s – check; SATCOM – check; Way to pinpoint your location and call for help if things go wrong? – check and check.” The electronic “Time-Out” button provides a LOT of comfort to all of us who go to sea and I’m certainly not complaining; again, I love the things. However, mariners need to address the growing and unspoken trend to rely on these devices as a replacement for an abundance of caution and judgment.

Hukkuminen ei Näytä Hukkumiselta

汉语 – tiếng Việt – Español – Français – Português – română – Deutsch – Svenska – Čeština – Русско –Íslenska – Audio Version – English (Finnish Translation by Kaj Söderholm) Tuore kapteeni hyppäsi kannelta vaatteet yllään ja juoksi veden halki. Entisenä hengenpelastajana hän piti katseensa pelastettavassaan ja suuntasi rannan ja veneen välissä uimassa olleen pariskunnan […]

Top Ten Boating Safety Tips

As a veteran helicopter rescue swimmer and now a marine safety specialist for the United States Coast Guard, I’ve seen a lot of boating trips gone wrong.  Accidents are accidents, but after twelve years on the job, I’ve noticed that most of the emergencies we respond to are easy to avoid.  With a little additional […]

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Translations: – العربية – Norsk 汉语 – tiếng Việt – Español – Italiano –  Français – Magyar –  Português – română – Deutsch – Suomi – Svenska –  Čeština – Русско –Íslenska – Nederlands – ελληνικά – עברית‬ –   Audio Version The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept […]