Apologies to all.... I am still waiting for the photos. I'll post them asap.
In the meantime, here is a copy of the handout I gave the crew to accompany the drills.
WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW THIS?
Capsizing a RIB will only occur in adverse weather conditions, or if a RIB is being used irresponsibly. The likelihood of ever being involved in a RIB capsize is minimal, but you need to be prepared for getting yourself out of the situation if it arises. The more prepared you are to correct the capsize, the better chance you have of surviving. Should you be involved in a capsize, you will be in shock, you may be injured, you may have colleagues or friends who are injured, and you will be in the water and getting cold. Knowing what steps to take next could make the difference between life and death! Equally, your actions in helping a casualty who has capsized could make the difference between saving a life or recovering bodies.
ACTIONS TO TAKE AFTER A CAPSIZE – NO SELF RIGHTING CAPABILITY
1) Initial Actions
a) Composure: Take a few seconds to compose yourself!
b) Number off: Starting at Number 1, all number off until all crew are accounted for. Missing numbers could indicate an unconscious crewman, or one trapped under the water. Or a shocked crewman.
2) Re-group and prepare for recovery
a) Get underneath the boat. This is the safest & warmest place to be. You will also get the natural light of the luminescence.
b) Rig up your self-righting line. Tie a line along the length of the boat from the bow to an aft davit or lifting eye to one side of the boat
3) Recover the capsize
a) Leave one person under the rib, who should lie along the side of the PIVOT sponson
b) All other crew should get on top of the RIB and line up along the PIVOT sponson
c) Take hold of the line that is running along the sponson to be lifted
d) Lean back & right the boat
4) The future
a) Once back in the righted RIB, take stock of your position. Unless your engines have PIRS (Post Immersion Restart System) capability, you may well not get going again!
b) Start to survive. Consider: Conserving body warmth; making others aware of your predicament; Taking proactive steps to ensure survival.
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