Over The Bow Volume 76 Issue 1 Winter 2018 - Page 63

D-Train isn't just about ceremony...

Conducted at D-Train, including...

1. Jump in, fully clothed (shirt, pants, shoes)

2. Auto-inflate PFD. There are two CO2 cartridges. One will not work.

3. Demonstrate manual inflation of PFD to complete the inflation process.

4. Swim 3 lengths of the pool. Demonstrate how to swim with an injured (or worse) crew member.

5. Demonstrate the use of whichever life raft is in use (1-person, 3-person), etc. The 3-person raft depends on coordinated teamwork in order to get into it!

6. Demonstrate methods of keeping warm outside of raft.