2018 Safety at Sea Seminar

21 June 2018

Presentation Title: 2018 Safety at Sea Seminar by Joseph Cioffi
 
Ever wonder what you would do if someone fell overboard from your boat?

Do you have a plan to deal with heavy weather if you can’t reach a safe harbour?

Interested in selecting the right emergency communications equipment or storm sails, but you’re not sure what to buy?
 
Camilleri Marine and Royal Malta Yacht Club will be hosting the annual Safety-at-Sea Seminar on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 at 7.30pm, at RMYC, Ta' Xbiex, this follows on the success of the 2017 program.

The 2018 Seminar will offer a hands on presentation of safety on sea.
 
The seminar will be conducted by Joseph Cioffi, an Officer of the Armed Forces of Malta,  who will share his experience and expertise on topics which include life raft procedures, Safety Equipment and the right use of Hydrostatic Release, Lifejackets, Pyrotechnics and Life Rafts, as well as giving an insight on marine Search and Rescue.
 
The seminar will also take participants through hands-on scenarios and presentation of life raft deployment including the use of the Arimar Liferaft crew overboard recovery system.
 
Entrance is Free of Charge but booking is recommended. Please advise the RMYC of your interest via email on info@rmyc.org
 
Sobering MOB Facts:
  • 24% were characterized as falls overboard
  • 24% died at night, 76% died in daytime
  • 63% did not know how to swim
  • 8% of non–swimmers were wearing life jacket
  • 90% occurred in calm weather with < 1′ chop
  • 4% of the boats had two engines
  • 85% were men
  • Average age was 47
  • Alcohol consumption played a part in
    • 27% of daytime deaths
    • 50% of nighttime deaths