Training Scenario #2

Training Scenario #2:

Own-Vessel Emergencies


  • Chart a course to public dock on Denman Island

  • Before leaving have all crew familiarize themselves with the equipment in
the forward lockers

  • While on the way to Denman Island bring RPM to 4000. Just past the end of
the spit make a loud noise and call out “Hit a log”

  • Go through all the procedures to make sure vessel is seaworthy

  • Discover water ingress in battery compartment. A weld broke. What is
available to stem the flow of water. Are bilge pumps working? How
do you know?

  • Deploy tarp. Coxswain makes sure you have situational awareness. You are
near the spit. Discuss results and repeat scenario with new crew

  • While checking the broken weld a crew member has lacerated their hand

  • Deal with the First Aid, boat and proximity to land

  • Continue at speed to P42. There you will have just run over 30’ of
blue poly left. The line wrapped around both props and the engines stall. You are drifting to the rocks, what is the best course of action?

  • Return to base and review


  • Day or night, light to moderate seas (heavy seas should be avoided)


  • Effective
 crew communications will determine success*
  • Crew 
takes time for a SAP

  • Tasks
 are appropriately prioritized*

  • All
 should understand location and how to use all available emergency 

*Critical Tasks


  • Crew
 may elect to arrive early to conduct mission planning
  • Coxswain 
may vary emergencies as along as they fit into “own vessel”


  • Reading
: Chapter 3 and Chapter 5 (anchoring)
  • Practice First Aid kit

Sign Off Items:

Crew Resource Management, Vessel Safety, Vessel Emergencies,
Guard Performance, Crew Communication, First Aid (review),
Communication (VHF), Electronic Nav (GPS), Electronic Nav (Radar)
Chartwork, Passage Planning, Boat Handling, Pump, Anchoring