Unit 07 Biological Dangers to Survivors

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Capt. Murphy/Unit 07 1 Vessel Familiarization Unit 07 Dangers to Survivors - Biological Threats Dangers to Survivors - Biological Threats
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Capt. Murphy/Unit 07 2 Shark Attack Disclaimer The information in this presentation is provided for educational purposes only. Great care has been taken to produce guidance which is accurate and reflects current scholarship. This effort is especially difficult in many areas of marine science and technology because reference texts often provide conflicting opinions and inconclusive data on individual issues. The Massachusetts Maritime Academy and its employees cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of this information. Dangers to Survivors - Biological Threats Unit Learning Objectives 1. Identify the primary biological threats to survivors. 2. Explain and identify shark threats. 3. Describe shark attack precautions and shark attack deterrents. 4. Describe other biological threats and deterrents.
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Capt. Murphy/Unit 07 3 Dangers to Survivors - Biological Threats The primary biological threats to survivors in a marine casualty are: 1. Sharks 2. Barracuda 3. Portuguese man-of-war and/or jellyfish 4. Marine growth such as barnacles, urchins, and mollusks Dangers to Survivors - Biological Threats Biological Threats Sharks Falling coconuts kill around 150 people worldwide each year, which makes them about ten times more dangerous than sharks. People may worry about being bitten by sharks, but they would be better advised not to sit under coconut trees.
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Capt. Murphy/Unit 07 4 The Challenge Quote: There are three kinds of lies: There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Benjamin Disraeli 1. Can you find the inaccurate data in the information which follows? 2. Why do you think this data is inaccurate? 3. Would this effect your contingency plan? Worldwide Shark Attack Statistics 849 96 753 TOTAL 61 7 54 2004 57 4 53 2003 63 3 60 2002 68 4 64 2001 78 11 67 2000 58 4 54 1999 42 5 37 1998 60 11 49 1997 42 3 39 1996 76 11 65 1995 63 7 56 1994 53 14 39 1993 49 6 43 1992 39 3 36 1991 40 3 37 1990 TOTAL FATAL NON FATAL YEAR
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Capt. Murphy/Unit 07 5 Map of World's Confirmed Unprovoked Shark Attacks Dangers to Survivors - Biological Threats Shark attacks are the third most prevalent cause of death in ocean survival. The physical and psychological problems associated with biological threats can be limited by taking appropriate precautions and effectively utilizing deterrents.
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course VESSEL FAM MT-1111-22 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '08 term at Mass Maritime.

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