Identify person in charge of liferaft.
Post a look-out.
Open equipment pack.
Issue anti-seasickness medicine and seasickness bags.
Dry liferaft floor and inflate, if appropriate.
Administer first aid, if appropriate.
Manoeuvre towards other liferafts, secure liferafts together and distribute survivors and
equipment between survival craft.
Arrange watches and duties.
Check liferaft for correct operation and any damage and repair as appropriate (ventilate if CO2
leaking into liferaft).
Check functioning of canopy light and if possible conserve power during daylight.
Adjust canopy openings to give protection from weather or to ventilate the liferaft as
Prepare and use detection equipment including radio equipment.
Gather up any useful floating objects.
Protect against heat, cold and wet conditions.
Decide on food and water rations.
Take measures to maintain morale.
Make sanitary arrangements to keep liferaft habitable.
Maintain liferaft including topping up of buoyancy tubes and canopy supports.
Make proper use of available survival equipment.
Prepare action for:
- arrival of rescue units ;
- being taken in tow ;
- rescue by helicopter ; and
- landing and beaching.
|The order in which the above instructions are followed will depend on the particular circumstances.
The above instructions can stand alone or can be amplified as appropriate to the satisfaction of the