How To Respond in Emergency Situations

How To Respond in Emergency Situations

A ship's emergency must be handled with assurance and composure because rash judgments and "jumping to conclusions" can worsen the situation.  Accidents involving ship grounding are mostly brought on by human error, occasionally by insufficient port-related information, or by unidentified coral reefs and rocks. Major ship grounding accidents frequently have faulty navigating procedures and inattentive maneuvering as their main causes. Inadvertent groundings or strandings can also be caused by defective navigational tools, poor weather, or engine failure. The worst-case scenario involves the loss of human lives, but such incidents also have an impact on the environment and the ship. Continuous training and realistic drills on board ships can help crews handle emergencies more effectively. Nevertheless, it has been seen that even with proper preparation, people still experience panic episodes and ultimately fail to act appropriately in emergency situations. The seafarer must, first and foremost, be knowledgeable about the various kinds of emergencies that might occur on board a ship. This would aid in...
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Busiest days to go boating

Busiest days to go boating

While most boaters want to spend as much time on the water as they can, obstacles like hectic work schedules and bad weather frequently stand in the way. People who are fortunate enough to reside in an area with pleasant weather all year round, such as South Florida, can spend more days on the water boating. The busiest boating days of the year still tend to be in the spring and summer. 72 The majority of individuals launch their boat from their docks and into the water on three specific days out of the 365 in a year. These days are all holidays, which typically last over extended weekends. Here are the busiest boating days of the year, so you can decide whether you want to celebrate with other boaters or stay away from the crowded waterways. 64 Memorial Day. Americans enjoy this federal holiday, which falls on the final Monday of May, as a three-day weekend. Memorial Day recognizes and commemorates...
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3 most popular type of boats

3 most popular type of boats

Boats have been used to transport people and things across water for thousands of years. The term "boat" now refers to a small boat that is used for recreation or to transport lightweight items. Ships are larger boats that can transport loads of cargo or numerous passengers over great distances. Below are the 5 most popular type of boats that are used these days. A fishing boat. The mere fact that you can use some hand-held fishing equipment aboard a boat does not imply that it is a fishing boat. A fishing boat has traditionally had a wooden hull constructed with basic equipment. Since ancient times, they have been caught with nets, hooks, and extremely basic instruments like spears in both fresh and saltwater. On the other hand, a commercial fishing boat or trawler is a sizable metal structure that does the task using advanced gear like trawling engines, trawlers, live wells, and electric power sources. These enormous vessels typically have a...
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Tips for Boating on Labor Day Weekend

Tips for Boating on Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend, which occurs just a few weeks before the official end of summer, oftenserves as a "last hoorah" for many boaters. The three-day weekend is ideal for relaxing,unwinding, and enjoying The Great Outdoors!Labor Day weekend, like any other major holiday weekend in the summer, is a busy time forboaters on lakes and coastal waterways. As avid boaters, we are thrilled to see people get out onthe water to relax and share memories with loved ones and friends! It is important to rememberthat times of heavy boater traffic typically coincide with a rise in boating accidents.The good news is that there are several things you can do this Labor Day weekend to stay safeon the water. Let's look into them now! Tip #1: Take a Boater Safety course before you get in the waterFind a course recognized through the National Association of State Boating Law Administratorsor NASBLA. NASBLA is a federal non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that works to formulate publicpolicy to...
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More Tips for Beating the Heat at Sea

More Tips for Beating the Heat at Sea

Every summer brings bright sunshine and record-breaking temperatures. The last thing you want to is to be overheated and possibly suffer from a heat-related illness. In our last heat-beating post we gave some great tips for being safe and cool while you’re on your boat and in the sun. Here are a few more tips for keeping cool while you’re out enjoying the waves. Water Of course! The number one ally we have against the heat it water. Staying hydrated remains the number one thing you can do to stay safe in the heat. Your body needs fluids to replenish what you lose from sweating and helps lower your core body temperature. It’s essential to preventing heat stroke. Avoid drinking other liquids like coffee, beer, wine or soda as they can dehydrate you more quickly. Pack enough water for everyone on board, including any pets. Try splashing water on the deck of your ship. As it evaporates it will have a cooling affect not only for...
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3 Playlists To Fit Any Mood

3 Playlists To Fit Any Mood

There is nothing like the perfect song at the perfect time. Whether it’s an upbeat party mix or some soulful crooning you’re looking for, these tunes will help you get the vibe just right. Sea and Sunshine An upbeat playlist to keep you rolling on the waves all day long. Hit play and soak up some rays. Sea and Sunshine Playlist The Waves at Night Want something a little more relaxing? This playlist is the perfect accompaniment to the sway of the ocean.  The Waves at Night Playlist Head for the Horizon Or do you prefer an instrumental experience? Hit play here and you’ll have an instant soundtrack for your day at sea. Head for the Horizon Playlist Whatever your mood...whatever your music preference...be sure to feel the breeze, ride the waves and enjoy your time at sea! ...
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Preparing For And Weathering Hurricane Season

Preparing For And Weathering Hurricane Season

“Hurricane season” isn’t really anyone’s favorite phrase, let alone a boat owner’s. Unfortunately many of us have seen the damage that can come from these storms when they come through the area, but that means we also have tips for protecting your boat when they do. We’ve borrowed a few below from Sea Tow Services International, Inc., which offers boaters a few pieces of advice for preparing your vessel for a hurricane: 1. Remove all loose items from your boat, especially any items that clouds fly and cause more damage–sails, poles, electronics, even cushions. High winds can create dangerous conditions for flying items and debris. Anything you can’t remove should be lashed down, and in case the worst comes to pass, don’t leave any essential documents on board. 2. Disconnect the shore power. If your boat is in a slip, be sure all power is turned off, all power cords are wrapped and stowed securely, and again, that all electronics possible are...
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‘Tis The Season for Fireworks

‘Tis The Season for Fireworks

Happy 4th of July, boaters! With the long holiday weekend right in front of us, we wanted to give you a heads-up and a roundup of some of the best fireworks displays around the marina, and how to catch them. The Bradenton Marauders’ Independence Day Celebration Sunday, July 3 | 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Maybe you can’t stay for the holiday itself, or maybe you just want to catch a baseball game while you’re here. On Sunday, the Bradenton Marauders host the Tampa Tarpons for their annual Independence Day game, with all the fun of the regular season plus souvenir T-shirts for the first 1,500 guests through the gate and a post-game fireworks show. Check the Marauders’ website for tickets and availability. Red, White, and Boom at The Bishop Monday, July 4 | 6 - 10 p.m. This year, the Bishop Museum is hosting a family-friendly, all-ages event with some of the best views of the Manatee River you’ll find. You’ll have plenty of room to...
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Being A Good Neighbor, At Sea and Seaside

Being A Good Neighbor, At Sea and Seaside

Whether you’re tagging along for the day, or you’ve owned a boat for years, there are a lot of things to think about when you’re getting ready to get out on the water. What time are you going? Does everyone coming know where to meet? Is everything charged that needs to be? Are there enough life vests? Fishing poles? Sandwiches? With all there is to keep track of, though, there’s one big thing to keep in mind: your fellow boaters. No one likes a nuisance on the water or the docks, and certainly no one likes to be the nuisance. Here are some things to keep in mind to be a good neighbor, whether you’re boating past or tying up next to someone. Be efficient when loading up or docking. You’re probably going to have a bit of gear with you when you’re headed out, but be mindful that you’re not the only person looking forward to the day. Load your things...
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Around The Marina: 3 Spots for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Around The Marina: 3 Spots for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Whether you’re a year-round local or just in the area for a vacation, you’re bound to wonder at some point, “What’s for dinner?” It’s a good question, but (obviously) grabbing something to eat isn’t just for sunset after a day on the water. Below we’re highlighting three local spots not too far from the marina to keep you covered and full all day long. And who knows? Stay long enough for dessert and you might run into just the person with all the best hidden fishing spots. Breakfast: D’s Breakfast and Burgers 423 10th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34211 Open for the early birds, D’s is just west of the marina and just a few blocks away from the river. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can stop by for breakfast, lunch, or an early dinner, from country-style skillet breakfasts and traditional house-special plates to half-pound burgers, specialty sandwiches, and D’s “mighty melts.” (And don’t worry–D’s also has a few items on the...
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