What should we do before going to the sea? To check the safety of your ship and whether the equipment can be used normally, it is more important to make a distressed plan. All mariner should have a plan in case disaster strikes.
Your plan may look like this:
Ensure vessel security and crew safety.
Make radio contact with the nearest volunteer marine rescue group and provide your vessel location; nature of the problem; and a number of people on board.
If able, set an anchor and have all crew don life jackets.
Provide medical aid where necessary.
If other vessels are nearby, discharge orange flares during daylight.
If other vessels are nearby or you are within five kilometers of land, discharge a red hand-held flare every 30 minutes.
Discharge parachute rocket flare when completely dark – discharge another one within one minute of the first being let off.
If there is no response from the discharge of flares, switch on EPIRB and secure the lanyard
Prepare vessel and crew for possible overnight wait.
These are just some general plans. Each plan contains many small plans to be done so that they can be more detailed. By doing this plan, all mariners can be familiar with what they need to do when they are in danger.
They can get help more quickly so that the ships around or the coast rescue teams in the distance can get to you as soon as possible. There are not only beautiful waves, sunrise, and gentle wind on the sea,
but also changeable storms at any time. The more detailed the plan is, the safer it is when in distress, and the faster the seafarers can send out a distress signal and get help.