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    pity about the strobe lighting they used to simulate lightning, its caused a weird synch effect when filmed at 30 frames per second



    Last edited by size4riggerboots; 20 July 2011, 05:53 PM.
    Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

  • #2
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    I was here today and watched a sea survival demo but the participants were school kids. Looked pretty full on and this was only on about stage one of four apparently, going to be mad actually doing it!

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    • #3
      Re: sea survival video from the STC open day

      It's easy-don't worry about it!

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      • #4
        Re: sea survival video from the STC open day

        remember liferafts are the worst case scenario, you would be more likely to be in an enclosed lifeboat on most modern ships
        Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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        • #5
          Re: sea survival video from the STC open day

          True true, to be truthful i'm quite looking forward to it. Also, piloting the lifeboats around the Tyne looks like a whole lot of fun!

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          • #6
            Re: sea survival video from the STC open day

            It was some hard work doing that drill every 30minutes for the day! but as chris said, the chances of you resorting to a liferaft in an abandon ship are extremely slim
            Life at sea is a life for me

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            • #7
              Re: sea survival video from the STC open day

              But do consider the popularity of MES systems in the passenger trade.

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              • #8
                Re: sea survival video from the STC open day

                marine evacuation systems to the man on the street

                here's one being tested
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihPruf2Cn6k
                Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                • #9
                  Is the platform on the second video where they get winched too where you jump from?

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                  • #10
                    I can't re-watch the video because I'm currently onboard a ship so streaming is blocked However, if you are referring to the platform near the winch then no. A few years ago that would of been the height you jumped from (I would of relished that), but 'elf and safety' considered it too dangerous (its a sea survival course for god sake, of course it should include an element of danger!) Now you jump from a 'step' at the side of the pool which is about a foot and a half high, much to my disappointment

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                    • #11
                      really? FOR ****S SAKE get a grip...........

                      elf and safety can and is taken too far sometimes...........ggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! !!!
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                      • #12
                        Tell me about it, the UK seems to be leading the way in this sort of bureaucratic madness as well

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                        • #13
                          Thats utter madness that you can't jump from the upper platform, when I did my Sea Survival at STC we did that and it was great fun, if a little daunting in the dark.
                          It is a great fun course, and you'd have to mad not to enjoy it along with the Fire Fighting etc. Also depending on where you work, you may end up with the chance to do these exercises with actual helicopters etc.

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                          • #14
                            That's pretty wet agreed!
                            Been to Fleetwood a couple of times and you have to jump three meters there. First time I did it fine, however the last time I was ****ting myself. That's the fun in it though right?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AncientMariner View Post
                              Thats utter madness that you can't jump from the upper platform, when I did my Sea Survival at STC we did that and it was great fun, if a little daunting in the dark.
                              It is a great fun course, and you'd have to mad not to enjoy it along with the Fire Fighting etc. Also depending on where you work, you may end up with the chance to do these exercises with actual helicopters etc.
                              If you do get to do them with a real helicopter dont reach up to grab the strop, theres going to be an earth line on the hook thats much better to dunk in the sea first. Although its more common to send down an airman to coordinate everything.
                              you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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