Former USCG Rescue Swimmer on Offshore Safety. 31/10/2014
Mario Vittone, former USCG Rescue swimmer, spoke to the Caribbean 1500 rally this morning for a morning safety seminar prior to Sunday's planned departure from Portsmouth, VA. Below are some highlights of his hour-long talk.“Every incident offshore could have been prevented before they ever left the dock. It’s all about preparation. Even in bad weather, it’s the preparation that will determine the outcome.”The five rules of boating:1. Keep the water on the outside of the boat2. Keep the bad stuff inside the boat (oil, etc).3. Keep the boat from catching fire or blowing up.4. Keep everyone on the boat, on the boat.5. If any of that stuff goes wrong, call us!“Sailors get into trouble primarily for this – the failure to recognize when they’re in trouble.”On Calling a ‘MayDay’“You don’t have... Click here for more info..