Safety and Medical
Safety - Incident Reports
Safety - Services and Equipment
Safety - Books, DVDs/CDs, Apps & Articles
Safety - Links to Useful Sites
Safety - Useful Numbers
USCG Integrated Support Command, Miami Florida: (305) 535-4300
USCG Sector Key West Primary Number: (305) 292-8809
USCG Sector Key West Emergency Number: (305) 292-8727
In an emergency, these numbers will put you in direct contact with the
professionals who can coordinate a rescue or provide medical advice to
boaters anywhere in the world.
Medical - Links to Travel Advice
If you are over 60 or have other health issues which make having a yellow fever vaccination unadvisable, then obtaining a "Certificate of Medical Contraindication to Vaccination" form is a useful precaution when planning to visit a country where a yellow fever certificate is required.
Certain other categories of people are also usually excempt from the vaccination requirement, such as infants under the age of one, pregnant women, and anyone allergic to eggs.
Some cruisers recommend waiting until you get to the country before having inoculations, as they are either free/cheap or not really necessary.
Medical - Medivac Services
Medical - Equipment
Medical & Health - Books and Articles
Medical: Is Your Medical Kit Up to the Job?
Fiji to Vanuatu: Drama on the High Seas
San Blas, Porvenir: Aground and holed on a reef
Malaysia, Penang: Liferaft Servicing
Liferaft Service in Panama City: A Warning
Securing your boat from intruders
Is Satellite Imagery The Future Of Search-And-Rescue Operations?
Considerations for marine lightning protection - survey results
UK Sailors: MCA Voluntary Safety Identification Scheme
Malaysia: Dealing with the death of a loved one whilst cruising
Rescue at Sea: What Happens When the Freighter Arrives
Chance Encounters Between Ships and Whales
Atlantic, Trade Wind Route: Keep a good Look Out for 2 Giant Dice
Endau River, Johor: Yacht Rammed by Fishing Trawler
Martinique, Grand Anses: Yacht Dragged Presumed Stolen
Exchanging Gas Cylinders - Be Cautious
USA, Atlantic & Pacifc Coasts: Rescue 21 System now in place
New Handheld Laser Flare
CPR - Different & Simpler Method
Atlantic: Swiss yacht hit by one cargo ship and rescued by another