CoastguardMana Saving Lives at Sea

Waka Ama shore training session

Posted by Trevor Farmer
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Sat, 24/06/2017

CGM crew worked with the Waka Ama crew to develop a better understanding of how we would carry out recovery of waka crew and the vessel in case of emergency.

Worked through using the right personal flotation device (PFD) difference between buoyancy aids and life jackets with recovery harness, the value of sprayhoods, when and how to call for help, why radio and mobile phone systems are important, recomended that falers (smoke and red) be carried to pinpount location, the value of torches and whistles as signalling devices.

SUported the waka crew to set up a tow bridle on one waka for a recovery test.

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