by Michael and Frances Howorth
Foreword by Steve Callahan
The Sea Survival Manual is the definitive book on the subject for anyone aboard an ocean-going boat of any size. It is aimed at the yachtsman or seafarer who is likely to proceed to sea out of the sight of land, whether for pleasure or professional reasons.
The book includes chapters on safety and survival equipment, Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS), life rafts, grab bags, medical equipment and advice, first aid and emergency treatment, abandoning ship, survival in a life raft and rescues at sea.
Fully compliant with the IMO (International Maritime Organization) resolutions and United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations. It is completely international in its appeal.
This is the first modern book to tackle the subject from the small craft point of view. As Steve Callahan observed in his Foreword, this is not a conventional survival manual, certainly not something you’d pack into a raft, but a valuable resource, especially for those interested in how things work. Paperback. b&w diagrams & illustrations. 240 pgs. Pub 2005.