Have you ever found yourself in a boating emergency situation? Maybe not, but it is better to always be ready. Here’s what you need to prevent and manage critical boating situations, because there’s no such thing as too much safety.
Boat emergency: what to do
FIRST AID BAG TAB D
Mandatory for recreational boating beyond 12 miles, the watertight first aid bag is made in accordance with Ministerial Decree 1/10/2015 in effect as of 18/01/2016. The bag is the new alternative to the briefcase: easily stowed, transportable, convenient and inexpensive.
A two-component, epoxy-based adhesive ideal for all kinds of on-board repairs that are fast, immediate, and safe. Its use is devoted to repairs of sails and materials com metals, wood, composites, and plastics. It dries in about 20 minutes and holds 200 kg/cm2.
ROBSHIP / STAY AFLOAT
Stay Afloat is Robship’s patented one-component “paste” for shipboard leak repairs. Immediately ready for use, it allows instant blockage of water intrusion both above and below the waterline. It can be applied to fiberglass, wood, steel, aluminum and plastic surfaces.
MAUS / POTASSIUM FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Compact and safe and weighing only 480 grams, the MAUS Aerosol Fire Extinguisher provides extinguishing capabilities comparable to those of a traditional 2-kilogram fire extinguisher (9 to 10 seconds of use). RINA certified (CSST 9203) and CE as a recreational boat fire extinguisher is allowed as emergency equipment.
ODEO FLARE / LASER FLARES
The first hand-held signal fire using laser technology that avoids burn hazards. It guarantees a duration of 5 hours.
FELL MARINE / WIMEA
Wimea is a wireless engine shutdown system in case of man overboard. With an on-board boat-unit that will wirelessly talk to the engine and a MOB-unit to be worn as a bracelet. Stores up to twenty MOBs so that everyone on board wears
A security system.
Sea intakes and valves, if they break while underway, risk doing really big damage. If you need to perform an emergency repair at sea, you can use the handy Seabung. It is a “Made in England” flexible rubber rod for threading into pipes that has an “umbrella” at its end that seals the grip and prevents water from entering.
CRUZPRO / GAS DETECTOR GD20 Economical gas detector complete with remote sensor capable of detecting fuel vapors: sends an alarm when vapors exceed 25% of the concentration required for an explosion.
The alarm continues to sound as long as the concentration level is dangerous.
Photo by RNLI/Luke Heritage