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The distress signal at sea

Having a disaster at sea, one is confronted with a number of serious problems. We humans as a species are too many branches of evolution back out of the water. Now, our element - land. And survival on the high seas for a man much more severe test than if it occurred on land. Many of the techniques of survival at sea are specific and differ from similar devices on the ground. Today we will talk about how signaling distress at sea.

On land, one of the most effective ways to give a signal of distress signal fire.

However, in the open sea, build a fire is only possible if you are on board. In 9 out of 10 cases, there is no vessel, there is only a small raft, a piece of floating material or nothing at all... So there is no fire nothing to dilute and not from what.

To be more visible against the background of the waves must be possible to make himself and his craft, as can be brighter and more visible from the air. At sea, there are only two chances - you will notice from the ship or aircraft.

Well, if there is a signal kit, Flares, fireworks. Often, nothing like that. When within sight of the ship seems - is most effective to try to "dazzle" someone the sunlight from a mirror or any smooth surface. Such a signal mirror beats far away, so there is a chance to attract attention, even if visually you can hardly see. However, the bad, that this only works if there is sun.

At night, you can apply a light signal lamp or any other light source that is available.

When there is none of the above, it remains up to his full height (if your raft allows it), and waving his arms, yelling, whistling. If there is a long pole or stick - to tie a bright cloth to it and waved above his head, with a wild Orom «Zenit - Champion!».

 

 

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