Chapter 5: Boating Emergencies—What To Do
You've completed the material of Chapter 5 of the online boating safety course!
You should now:
- Understand how to practice risk management while boating
- Understand the effects of boating stressors
- Understand how dehydration occurs and how to recognize and prevent it
- Understand the increased effects of alcohol on the water
- Be able to properly size a PFD for a wearer and check a PFD's condition
- Know how to avoid collisions
- Be able to take the proper safety actions if a vessel capsizes, is swamped,
or runs aground
- Be able to respond properly to a fire emergency
- Be able to recognize the symptoms of hypothermia, avoid hypothermia if
trapped in cold water, and give basic treatment to victims
- Know how to prevent and be able to recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide
- Be able to obtain weather forecasts and recognize weather warnings and
know what to do if caught in severe weather.
If you haven't already completed the Chapter 5 review exercise, follow
this link to take the Review Questions for Chapter 5: Boating Emergencies—What to Do. Or, go through the interactive Flash animation below.