Sea Survival Training in advance of the R/V Investigator voyage
Preparations are underway for the R/V Investigator voyage this August with our team having all completed their Sea Survival Training with SALT in Edinburgh. The course covered a number of emergencies any typical vessel may encounter whilst out at sea including collisions, fires, water ingress, foundering, man overboard and medical emergencies.
All participants were given the chance to practice a number of drills that included emergency communications, techniques for entering and swimming in cold water, boarding a life raft, helicopter rescue and recognising the signs and symptoms of hypothermia and cold water immersion. There was also a run through of all the equipment that you would typically find on board to use in the case of an emergency and which alarms to listen out for. Whilst being a lot of fun, the training was particularly educational providing vital, life saving information that our team members will need to be aware of before they depart out to sea.
Featured is an image of two of our enthusiastic team members, Aki and Ben, sporting their survival suits that are designed to keep individuals warm in cold water.