Sea safety international
Last week, the junior Vessel Operations Class took a trip to Sea Safety International in New Jersey. We had been told that we were going to be riding in a coach bus but we got a cheese bus that had the label of " safety coach" on it. We had fun while riding there and I even flew in the air for a few seconds when we hit a bump. As soon as we got there, we were greeted by Joe and Mike and they immediately escorted us to the back where all the magic happens. They began to talk about fire extinguishers and how to use them. Then the real fun happened. They both brought us outside and we carried extinguishers with us. They explained the P.A.S.S method which is pull the pin, aim at the base of the fire, squeeze the trigger and sweep side to side so the material creates a blanket over the fire. Then we tested out the extinguishers and sprayed them ourselves. After everyone got a shot at the extinguishers we went inside where they began to talk about flares and the EPIRB. The epirb is a device used for locating a vessel in danger and sending it to a satellite so you are located. Then we moved on to the life rafts and they literally inflated the life raft indoors. It that contained things like rations and various other supplies. I guess you can say we walked away with valuable information.