When rough water rolls in, the U.S. Coast Guard sends out crews to practice. Hurricane Jose’s brush with New England brought 6- to 10-foot seas with it, and the snotty conditions provided an opportunity for a crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Cod Canal in Sandwich, Massachusetts, to run man-overboard and other critical drills.
This video by CBS Boston shows a crew practicing a man-overboard drill:
Coast Guard crews aren’t the only ones who can benefit from practicing for a bad day. You can hone your judgment and skills by performing emergency drills on your own boat. To learn more about preparing for the worst, read Preparing For That One Bad Day from Mario Vittone’s Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea blog.