Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS). Safety Practices. Uwajima Fisheries High School, home of Ehime Maru If this incident does not brand SAFETY in your mind, nothing will!. Purpose of Palmyra voyage: Train leaders and crew for 2012 Worldwide Voyage #1 training priority: Safety.
If this incident does not brand SAFETY in your mind, nothing will!
Train leaders and crew for 2012 Worldwide Voyage
#1 training priority: Safety
Kalepa Baybayan, Shorty Bertlemann, Nainoa Thompson, ‘Onohi Paishon, Bruce Blankenfeld
Safety is a constant and consistent theme of our leadership.
Over 50 of 300 pages are safety-related.
Each section = prevention and response procedures
Captain’s pre-, during and post-voyage safety checklists
Emergency and safety equipment list
Escort boat procedures
Man (person) overboard
Heavy weather emergencies
Capsizing, swamping, breaking apart
Health and physical fitness for prevention
Collision/hull damage (right-of-way and collision avoidance)
Medical emergencies and evacuation
Crewmember physical exam forms and doctor’s clearance
The Buddy System
Crewmembers are required to have a fid and a knife, many buy additional safety gear.
1 foredeck and manu
(jibs and spinnakers)
3 lua (bath and toilet)
Sure we do – but we try to keep safety our #1 priority
VHF base station and handheld radios to communicate with each other, other vessels, ports, etc.
HF (single sideband) to communicate with Hawai’i, Guam, etc.
Cell phones when close to shore.
both canoe and escort boat
Laptop computer + Satellite phone =
Email service for weather forecasts, website updates, admin and logistics
Escort boat has radar.
Hokule’a uses radar reflector.
Emails from Hans Rosendal, 35-year Nat’l Weather Svc veteran - amazing accuracy.
Since 1978, PVS has not, and will not, voyage without an escort vessel.
Escort’s first priority is SAFETY, especially man overboard situations.
used Vessel Tracking System.
Will use on World-Wide Voyage.
of voyages -
compare GPS to
Mana of Hokule’a