EGR 162 Marine Safety

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to work safety while at sea.  Students are trained to respond to various emergency situations at sea and are required to be able to swim and feel comfortable in the water, both in a pool and in the harbor.  The course provides training in the use and care of immersion suits and personal floatation devices; firefighting basics; marine radios, including emergency communications and maydays; use of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) and flares and other emergency signaling devices; abandon ship and man overboard procedures; STAY rules; Seven Steps to Survival; dock safety; vessel boarding; medical emergencies and evacuations at sea; onboard safety drills; and damage control exercises.  Prerequisite: Good health and the ability to swim 50 to 100 meters.  The course is conducted in the Woods Hole, MA, area over the course of two days (16 hours total).  Instructional Support Fee applies.  Spring, Summer.

1 credit
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