1. Distress call
VHF Channel 16 (Voice). VHF Channel 70 in LSD (Digital Selective Calling. The LSD is activated by pressing and holding the Distress button, a minimum of 5 ‘. The emergency signal is received by the nearest Coast Station. Report your position and explain what It happens, depending on the severity, contact your Club or Marina, your technician or insurance, Maritime Rescue and / or activate the LSD.
2. Man to the Water
The most important thing is to keep track of it. Turn 180º according to the regulations for motor or sail boats. It is also very important that a second crew member knows how to handle the ship.
Fire Use extinguishers first. You have to know where they are, which are operational and how they are used. Check them annually.
4. Bad weather
The fundamental thing is to seek refuge, to shelter to the maximum of the wind (to leeward). Then report situation, route and destination. If it is anchored, securely anchor the anchor.
Make sure the bilge pump works. It is best to go to the port and, depending on the gravity, to the nearest and direct to the travelift of the marina or port to beach the ship, warning beforehand so that they are prepared. Check pump operation periodically.
6. Stranded / Embarrancada
If you do not have a waterway or major damage, the first thing is to try to free the ship with your own means or help from a nearby ship. If you have damage that prevents you from browsing, ask for help by radio.