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Safety items checklist

Nov 1, 2017

This list is only a start, but consider having these loose items on your trawler:

  • Inflatable safety harnesses (and tethers to jack lines rigged on deck)
  • Comfortable life jackets
  • Abandon ship “ditch bag” (complete with carefully selected necessary items)
  • First aid kit
  • Day/night flares 
  • Meteor/parachute flares
  • Orange smoke signals
  • Fire blanket 
  • Cyalume SnapLight sticks
  • Waterproof flashlights
  • Floating strobe
  • Lifesling
  • Immersion suits
  • Carbon monoxide/smoke alarms
  • Drogue
  • Sea anchor
  • Personal locator beacons
  • Portable VHF
  • Portable GPS
  • Portable SART (search and rescue transponder)
  • Binoculars
  • Emergency bungs/plugs/cones for through-hulls
  • Portable bilge pump
  • Crow bar
  • Signaling mirror
  • Rescue tape
  • Safety matches
  • Survival food rations
  • Drinking water

*Small metal pail (requirement in South Africa) for making a controlled signal fire
*Ax (requirement in Canada) to break through or cut away debris from a crash

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