Ocean Navigator - Ocean-Voyager 2017 March 31, 2017 Ocean Navigator Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Bluewater Gear interviewStaying on the good side of the “risk threshold” Emergency steeringFor a vessel traveling any distance offshore, it should be understood that sometimes a simple failure can begin a chain of events leading to the total loss of the vessel. Benefits of shore power transformersShoreside power transformers have been used aboard recreational, commercial and military vessels for decades.Electrocution and electric shock drowningUnlike conventional electric shock, wherein the victim’s heart is stopped or goes into ventricular fibrillation as a result of exposure to a sufficiently high level of electric current, electric shock drowning (ESD) simply paralyzes the voluntary muscle reflexes. Communications alternativesIn the grand scheme of communications for and on your boat, there are many options. Offshore Safety interviewLiesbet Collaert and Mark Kilty met in the San Francisco Bay Area in December 2004. The cut-off lowEvery sailor has experienced times when the weather forecast differs substantially from reality. High-risk woundsPop, pop, pop … POP! The sound of four fingers separated from a hand while a sailor was snubbing a cruising sailboat to a stop on a pier in the Great Lakes. Emergency signalsGenerations of mariners have relied on emergency flares to signal for help and guide rescuers “the last mile” to their location. Voyaging Skills interviewGrowing up in Miami, Fla., Patrick spent countless summer days constructing wood and fiberglass power and sailboats for exploring the inland waterways of southwest Florida and eventually venturing out to the Florida Keys and Bahamas. The email two-stepYou’re anchored securely in a tropical lagoon you used to dream about … then the “real world” drags you back. Sudden cardiac arrest at seaImagine waking up in the middle of the night and finding your spouse, partner or friend unconscious. Boat insurance: an evaluationOne of the first things that most boat owners look for when they buy a new boat is insurance. Fiddler's GreenJim Allsopp Jim Allsopp died on March 12, 2016, in Annapolis, Md., at age 72. In 1976 Allsopp won the Star World Championships, beating Tom Blackaller, Pelle Petterson, Malin Burnham and Bill Buchan. The next year he won the Star… A boat-themed boatI’ll never forget stepping on board our boat for the first time.