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Commercial Shark Fishery Observer Program

Observer Training

Survival Packs
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Survival pack demonstration during observer training
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Survival packs are an important component of the life raft and emergency evacuation of the boat. Inflatable life rafts may be required to be equipped with a SOLAS A, SOLAS B, or Coastal Pack depending on the type of survival craft. The SOLAS A Pack includes the following equipment:

  • Hand Pump
  • Paddles (2)
  • Spare Sea Anchor
  • Sponges (2)
  • Bailer (1 or 2 depending on raft capacity)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing Kit
  • Signal Mirror
  • Repair Kit
  • Pressure Relief Valve Plugs
  • Whistle
  • Drinking Cup
  • Can Openers (3)
  • Flashlight
  • Spare Flashlight Bulbs (2)
  • Flashlight Batteries (6)
  • Red Hand Flares (6)
  • Red Parachute Flares (4)
  • Orange Smoke Signals (2)
  • Anti Sea Sickness Tablets (6 per person)
  • Rations (1 per person)
  • Drinking Water (1.5 liter per person)
  • Thermal Protective Aids (6-20 person- 2 / 25 person- 3)


The SOLAS B Pack includes the following equipment:

  • Hand Pump
  • Paddles (2)
  • Spare Sea Anchor
  • Sponges (2)
  • Bailer (1 or 2 depending on raft capacity)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Signal Mirror
  • Repair Kit
  • Pressure Relief Valve Plugs
  • Whistle
  • Flashlight
  • Spare Flashlight Bulbs (2)
  • Flashlight Batteries (6)
  • Red Hand Flares (3)
  • Red Parachute Flares (2)
  • Orange Smoke Signals (1)
  • Anti Sea Sickness Tablets (6 per person)
  • Thermal Protective Aids (6-20 person- 2 / 25 person- 3)
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Student learning correct use of red hand flares