No skipper should ever take a vessel or crew onto the open ocean without the means to cope with the unthinkable, because in an uncontrolled environment we can't know what will go wrong. . Disasters occur because of a cascade of untoward events; the best seamen are able to interrupt this sequence and circumvent tragic outcomes. Safer Offshore catalogs solutions to real life situations and provides the reader with information seldom discussed by other authors:- how to manage emergency situations and crises on the open ocean where no help is available. Learn about emergency communications, how to deal with flooding or fire, how to repair a faulty engine. how to cope with medical emergencies, helicopter evacuation, abandon ship techniques, surviving in the life raft, and much more.