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Watching these five videos from Dee Caffari MBE could save your life at sea

by Ocean Safety 9 Oct 13:00 UTC
Dee Caffari MBE © Ocean Safety

Legendary round the world yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE has put together five informative videos on safety at sea, vital viewing for every inshore and offshore sailor.

Do you know your AIS from your PLB? And why it's important to have one fitted to your sailing gear or in your pocket, so you can be found if you go overboard? Are you carrying a Jon Buoy Danbouy on board, and do you know how to use it to keep tabs on the position of a person in the water, and recover them?

Dee is an expert on both these subjects so don't miss a chance to watch these two short videos as she demonstrates the benefits of these potential life savers.

Next up is the horseshoe lifebuoy. While the traditional horseshoe has saved countless lives there are some great new super-high visibility and inflatable options now available. Dee has all the information you need in this video.

Dee's forth video is on liferafts, the ultimate option for survival if the worst happens at sea. Of course, you hope you will never use one, but you need to know how to. Which is right for you and what regulations do you need to know about?

And finally - lifejackets, the most essential of all safety equipment, keeping you afloat if you go overboard. Dee explores the difference between a lifejacket and a buoyancy aid and which is right for your type of sailing.

AIS and PLB units are two absolutely critical pieces of safety equipment, helping rescue services to locate and recover casualties. In this video, Dee explores how they work and when to use them.

The Jon Buoy Danbuoy is an essential part of a vessel's safety equipment, helping rescuers to spot a casualty in the water. Watch Dee as she discusses the benefits of the newer, inflatable Danbuoys over previous versions.

The horseshoe is an essential part of a vessel's onboard safety equipment, helping to increase visibility and buoyancy of a casualty. In this video, Dee explores the benefit of both traditional and newer, inflatable horseshoes as well as a version with Glo-Lite technology.

It's important to choose the liferaft that's right for you. Dee goes through some of the key questions you need to ask when considering whether a raft is necessary for you, and, if so, which raft will best suit your needs.

Dee explores the difference between lifejackets and buoyancy aids, running over the different options available for you, your children, and family pets.

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