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Saga 43 - Hull #39

Abandon Ship

Never abandon a floating vessel without orders from the Captain.

When the order to abandon ship is given, the following duties will be assigned:

  1. Grab ACR food ditch bag and MSR dromedary bags.
  2. Detach ACR EPIRB from above chart table and place in ditch bag pocket.
  3. Grab handheld VHF radios, passports, and boat documentation.
  4. Follow MAYDAY distress call procedures. (Distress button on VHF and SSB followed with voice on VHF 16 and both 2182, 4125 on SSB.)
  5. Activate ACR EPIRB that’s been connected to GPS above chart table.
  6. Ready flare container and ditch bag from the starboard life raft cockpit locker.
  7. Deploy the life raft, ensuring that it is secured to the boat
  8. As time permits, secure extra water, floatation cushions, paddles, food, blankets, logbook, and selected personal items.
  9. Board life raft and secure harnesses.
  10. Activate 2nd (older) EPIRB 3-12 hours later.