A Pocket Guide to Cold Water Survival
International Maritime Organization, 2006 - Business & Economics - 21 pages
This guide examines the hazards of cold water exposure on the human body and gives advice on how to prevent or minimise these dangers in event of an emergency at sea. Topics covered include: body heat loss and insulation; hypothermia; ship abandonment; planning preparedness in case of an emergency; treatment of the immersion survivor; and a checklist of key issues for cold water survival. The information contained in this guide is based on MSC.1/Circ.1185.
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