Abandon Ship Ditch Bag

John Konrad
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April 25, 2009


Have an Iridium, VHF or SSB handheld radio aboard? What about a portable GPS? Create an Abandon Ship Ditch Bag that is waterproof, floats and will survive a fire.

Pelican Case - OrangeHere’s what you need to do:

  • Buy a Pelican Case
  • Stencil it with the ship’s Name
  • Apply Solas Reflect Tape
  • Laminate copies of the electronics’ manual
  • Print and Laminate a list of emergency contact numbers

That’s pretty much it.

(This tip was suggested by Jean Pierre de Lutz. in his post “Sailing in Severe Weather Lessons Learned“.)



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