THE TRUTH OF PROGESSION

PROFESSIONALISM IS A BEHAVIOR

The truth of progression lies in our choices regarding education. The educational abilities are going to become our actions.

Our behaviors as professionals are storied in the prevention of accidents, drowning or deaths. Its a huge responsibility and requires serious dynamics of time and focus.

How do we determine fake news and fake programs? They should be vested in a credible resource that has vetted the program and pitted it against USCG boating rules to start with.

Does the program have meaning?

Does the program represent the equipment manufacturer recommendations and inspections?

As a subject matter expert who created the RWC and night qualification programming I have seen very few programs that thrive. Most of them are moving towards something unreliable. This is not optional.

Their program goals are misaligned. That means they don't have their fundamentals clearly aligned with seamanship skills.

We see this often in digital media presentations.

TAKE ACTION

What can you do regarding fake Maritime news and unsafe practices?

1. Take Responsibility and be Skeptical: Safety is a behavior, it is not a ‘click’ or a retweet or a repost!

2. Who is the Poster? Do they have 10 or 20 years of expertise on the subject? Do you see a red flag?

MEDIA OUTLETS DO NOT REPRESENT OUR COMMUNITY

When you read an online article, use discernment and realize most of the content may be patched or haphazard. Many use stock images that do not relate to the incident or craft design. Their terminology may be wrong. If you give an interview ask them to allow you to proof it first for release, or decline the invitation:

Research the Presented Content: Discover the factual evidence. Use google to put in key words, then see how many similar stories are discovered and do they align and are they reputable sources? Who is the original source? Search google images, videos and text. Is the content original or pirated? This undermines our professionalism with false data.

What Does the Evidence State? When you stop at a meme, photo or mishap video, open up tabs on the browsers and start reading and reviewing the presented content. Is it professional? Research and determine if the source is credible and its presenting a 100% solution to their viewership. Otherwise you are the problem in partnership with their unreliable marketing goals.

THINGS HAVE TO MAKE SENSE

We have to be able to negotiate our boating safety practices and protect our seamanship skills.

They have to make sense. This means you must be a boater first and a rescuer second, its not the other way around!

There are no shortcuts for water rescue teams, when you incorporate a Rescue Water Craft, you now have a marine unit. The rules change and you cannot dumb them down, in fact you need to ramp up your game! These are not toys, they are serious power craft.

Accidents should not represent our maritime community, competency should! No person who creates a mishap should be called a hero, nor lauded as competent, instead urge them to understand the risk better and to resist dumbing down the reality.

Lifesaving depends upon professional behaviors and actions, anything else is deadly, dangerous, negligent, or bearing on gross negligence.

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Posted: April 28, 2019

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NOT THE STATUS QUO

PROFESSIONAL SAFETY FACT CHECK

Gatekeepers are gone, they have been taken out by the twitter mobs.

Become a digital gatekeeper. How do you do this?

By understanding our human nature and resist the bias and increase the social need of protecting the culture of safety, not just clicking on the mishaps and attacking the viewer…...what is missing?

Answer: Constructive critiques and activity that is competent, reliable and factual.

Whom is benefiting? The common culprits are twofold:

1. PWC Operators who are not qualified Rescue Water Craft Coxswains or competent Instructors

2. Action Sport Companies, Media or Sponsors

SPEAK UP

Action sports media and sponsors benefit by selling the mishaps and sensationalizing the drama. These illustrations dumb down our maritime heritage.

One of the main culprits is the ‘big wave surfing’ community and their self-appointed water safety members whom by and large and not representing boating safety. Many self-appointed operators are causing repetitive mishaps and focusing solely on the negative drama for attention. They lack the acumen of fundamental boating safety to determine that they are at risk, and that this is a high risk boating activity.

They are funded by major corporations that broadcast these embarrassing boating mishaps at the exclusion of the performance of the athletes involved. This also holds the professional development of incredible water activities hostage by diverting the athletic scope and determination by dumbing the activity down to sensationalism in the hope that a PWC being demolished by poor Operator decisions in a big wave locale and selling the likes as an advertising platform.

The good news is they can change. But they have to admit their mishaps are not beneficial, until then we hope they do not kill themselves or the athletes involved and can find humility to get properly trained.

HOLD YOURSELF RESPONSIBLE

Mishaps that occur with operators of this type should not be lauded, but directed to undertake proper boating safety and training to be qualified so their goal is to reduce the mishaps.

Its called “Risk Assessment’. Which leads to: Risk Management. Which leads to ‘Risk Mitigation’. Which is first determined in a competent boating education program. They may use these words boldly like a sheep in wolf clothes but do not understand the catastrophe of their actions.

If a mishap occurs an After Action Report of the mishap would determine the flaws and pitfalls of operations and the Decisions Making Process.

While many of these big wave operators use these words carelessly they do not understand how or why risk is managed, reduced, transferred or monitored underway. The video results speak in volumes. This is not what represents a competent boating program, nor our maritime community.

Resist sharing mishaps unless you use these reckless operations as a tutorial for boating safety education on ‘what no to do.’.

Be skeptical of the visuals and do not share if they are sensationalizing instead of educating. It’s that simple. By doing this you also guide these operators away from trending mishaps through drama and impress upon them that their lives and reputation actually matter!
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PRETENDERS FAIL IN ACTION

TRUTH IS A CONSTANT SEARCH FOR SAFETY

Fake Digital Safety News is a big part of our maritime community and its hard to beat the down turned results and the problems that are generated from the viewers lack of loyalty and research.

Do your homework! Don’t be duped by subversive activity that keeps you from learning, seeking knowledge and protecting our maritime safety behavior.

When you see a video that is obviously slanted towards sensationalism, seek the authentic rules of engagement for professional development!

SPEAK UP

Speak up against unsafe practices by asking ethical questions to the poster.

Be willing to defend safety, and not succumb to polarizing our seamanship skills by silence.

The strategy of counter measure for quality content is part of your personal and professional protection. Reputation does matter, in fact it saves lives. Don’t be seduced by the pretty pictures.

HOLD YOURSELF RESPONSIBLE

Now that we have had a decade of digital influence to determine the negative impact and our past participation thereof on social media, we have a flawed gauge to correct.

We have progressed along with our equipment.

Our practices have adjusted.

We learned from incidents and promised not to repeat them.

We strive to reduce mishap and injury potential in a risk filled world.

We are not risk aversion focused, we know we must train to the reality of risk.

Unethical digital influence of our maritime culture begins with any negative desire to argue and fight or pleasure taken in the failures of others instead of counter measures of trustworthy data supporting our sacred public trust.

This declines our community solidarity and does not allow us to progress and as united culture.

Don’t be taken advantage of by not being smart enough to decline, decipher and decide the difference between professionalism and hack digital sensationalism preying on our human vice.

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OCCUPY YOUR KNOWLEDGE BASE

SAFETY IN ACCURACY

We pay closer attention to our negative emotions so we need to correct this entitled behavior and protect our water safety values by enforcement of the positive values. If we don't do this, with regard to technology we will surrender in media to an increasingly desperate attention market of a new media order that often does not communicate safe practices.

Who are the gatekeepers of reason? We are, you are.

Sensationalism is the determination to capture viewer engagement:

Where people are seeking the negative rather than the content of theory vs capability. This is problematic for us as an individual and for companies like ours its vital to the marketplace.

We are to progress from a base point, and move ahead and continually adjust and correct any measures determined to change due to technology, accessory and vessel changes.

DETERMINE YOUR SOURCES

We ask our student cadre to question and challenge our training methods and provide obverse evidence. Its healthy for all of us to do this, in fact we demand it.

We should all be skeptical when learning and to continue in skepticism to ensure our methods are valid! This is the narrative we need to determine falsehoods.

Our goal is quality content.

Metadata is manipulated by artificial content used by math and algorithm. Real people may engage in social engagement, but its tough to get into that queue when competing with 'mishaps per view'.

One of the biggest media culprits of this is the big wave safety culture, or lack thereof. Mishap after mishap is pushed as viable operations and we cringe in horror. The corporations backing these athletes during these incidents receive the benefits of manipulation by promoting these near death experiences more than the athletes they are on duty to protect! Their athletic prowess is reduced to a side show instead of the pursuit of big wave surfing, rendering the faulty rescue mishaps as click bait opportunities.

These water safety teams do not realize the manipulation they are under and have not questioned if their repetitive mishaps have solutions. These videos will remain as evidence in future lawsuits of the lack of boating safety knowledge, especially with a storied maritime attorney on behalf of a grieving family.

The content creation is sole source, however you see the re-branding industry to push out auto generated videos for businesses, they manipulate the business to business service for attention economy.

We likewise do not put out our training modules in steps online, we invite people to view snippets of our training narrative to determine if it makes sense?

1. Does the practice appear safe?
2. Does it measure up to response need?
3. Is the craft managed competently?

When we study online videos we look for the same observations. We square them up with the end point of maritime safety and seamanship skills.

Make sure this is your aim. And continually aim high and exceed your status quo of standards.

You can make your individual and collective behaviors an operational goal beyond what you assume is correct.
In fact we encourage your to delve further and put time into your research, if you do not, you reap the rewards or you
may reap a serious mishaps or program failure.

Withstand the destruction by uniting your social footprint with research, you will feel better.

HOLD YOURSELF RESPONSIBLE

The Critical Mass is to determine how to discover real people who need real solutions rather than artificial engagement.
Likes, Views and Followers may not be genuine.

It's difficult to resist the modern change in communication. How do we know we are receiving fact vs. fiction? How do we know if we are learning appropriately? You have to research. You must invest your time in education, not following any leader.

B roll, photos and audio are used to create content for legitimate users. This technology can be cleverly downloaded and altered with the algorithms that red flag under fake email accounts or not and auto created content has the influence to change how people think. This propaganda is coordinated vs authentic.

You can also scrutinize sponsors posts, is it one more mishap they are posting after another? Is it one more PWC drama fest? Where are their competent positive posts? How many posts are accurate and represent our seamanship skills? If not, step away from their carnage and write them a professional letter of correction to cease and desist promoting reckless operations of their sponsored athletes or staff members.

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Posted: April 28, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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REWARD CAPABILITY

DIGITAL DANGER

Reward capability and reject incompetence.

We are surrounded by digital dangers in our water rescue community. Fake News is not reserved for politicians, its invasive in all areas of communication.

We cannot think in a narrow manner, we must look at our heritage. How many of our ancestors in the maritime community lost their lives because of communication or the lack of? Today we have the truth of untruths accepted as fact.

We decide in our water rescue world an ethical potential and we become the consequence.

EVALUATE YOUR SOURCES

EVALUATE YOUR SOURCES

Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Google are the receptors and deception medium used to influence opinion.

Worst of all imitation which is often poor in procedures and peer review or lacking credibility is the re-post bait. Who was the original source and when was it originally published and is there any criteria missing?

Source the Truth: Algorithm is based on financial revenues for ad extraction. How many videos do you watch now on Facebook and at the midpoint an advertisement comes on? How do we influence using original content against visual propaganda to deprive our maritime community of its seamanship culture?

It is your role to protect our seamanship behavior and culture against the onslaught of fake imitations.

Mishaps and negative activities are the financial motivation of either the poster or their supporters or sponsors. That’s okay in the entertainment world for the purpose of amusement, which we do not represent.

How many Personal Water Craft or Operators are using the word ‘RESCUE’ on their craft, Agency Program, PFD, helmet or written language yet are far from representing the ethos? If you see someone or a group doing this, tell them to remove it and get into training!

We all need to be evaluated, especially the instructor cadre should be scrutinized heavily before they train more liabilities.

HOLD YOURSELF RESPONSIBLE

These individuals and programs must be vetted properly. Their personality and professionalism need to be scrutinized. Programs need to be monitored and reviewed. Just because somebody wants to be ‘RESCUE’ capable, does not mean they will be or are the right fit for the discipline.

That is why the scrutineer process and standards are vital in training as it is in digital media.

Stop the unreliable operations and operators before they kill themselves or someone else. This may be our first lifesaving outreach by enforcing the standard of safety, and not the hollowness of the word. Safety is an action!

Information is made by both flawed and informed people, so understand who is sharing content and why, and if it represents our cultural standard.

If not, these sources need to go away and fast. We do not learn from mishap lessons after the fact, We prevent them from happening in the first place! This starts with you before you allow the maritime community to be hijacked by hacks who have no knowledge on the subject.

Experts are more likely to be correct and accurate than a person who is seduced by the enthusiasm and action, professionalism is a pursuit of excellence, not a protection of accidents and excuses.

Trust expertise, not those who are one step away from killing not only themselves, but those around them.

Know the difference, don't protect this problem and look the other way.

Compassion is part of our responsibility, that means we care about our community and all the brothers and sisters who respond to perilous conditions.

Become the strength.

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Posted: April 28, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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LIVE NOT DIE

CONCEPTUAL SCHEMES OF LEARNING

Learning is leading. Your decision making is a process, its part of your courage, your creativity and subsequent action.

Stop relying on your conceptual schemes and thoughts, you have to put the element of the risk of nature and human action into the mix, this elevates your character as a Coxswain.

This is how you find the solutions to the problems you will encounter when underway on a small high risk craft in dynamic conditions.

PRUDENT MARINER

A good Rescue Water Craft instructor will not solve the problem that a student coxswain candidate needs to learn.

This causes great harm to their safety.

The student candidate cannot be disarmed in the face of natural chaos, they must be ready and strong to make the best decisions in a moment of peril or at speed when quick thoughts are inherent to personal safety.

Rescue situations are not a place to waste personnel, training time and funding. The investment should be grounded in the rise, not the fall of a political program that does not care about reputation and is willing to kill its own people.

STRUCTURE OF REALITY

If there is a collapse of a on-water rescue or Rescue Water Craft training course, it is an indication of internal corruption aka 'lack of prudent mariner skills'.

If an agency is conducting remedial program review (hopefully they do this annually) and they do not bring in an outside maritime subject matter expert of their inner circle, they are going to recreate the same nightmare if they have recurring mishaps or mechanical RWC failures.

It’s impossible for these groups or teams to succeed, they are afraid to experience the ethical success of public service in the maritime community.

Reality is our best measure of competence. Use the owners manual for the make, model and year of production of your Rescue Water Craft.

1. Make sure your Coxswains are certified annually or every three years.

2. Make sure your Rescue Water Craft instructors are certified annually, yes that is every year!

3. Make sure you review your program annually with an outside subject matter expert.

4. Make sure you have a maintenance program for all your equipment needs and an annual inspection.

Ensure that you are willing to discard an ideal rather than protect and endorse a flawed program that is not based in maritime law, rules, regulations and boating safety.

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Posted: April 15, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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RESEARCH

SEAMANSHIP SKILLS

THE THREE R’S
Ah, yes that well worn and abuse word 'risk'. Lots of measures have be slung at risk. Risk assessment, risk aversion, risk management, risk mitigation, risk levels. Life is risk the moment we are born, we have not make friends with the chaos to understand how to work with it.

Rescue Water Craft operations are high risk. Very high risk. The greatest risk is the mindset of those at the helm. What they do know and what they do not know. Let's step back for a moment and reflect on research concepts that can help us make peace with the devil we boat with.

Take a break here on these three R's:

1. Research
2. Reflect
3. Review

WE ARE BOATERS NOT LIFESAVERS

None of us can solve these unless you choose to go backwards and become weaker. We work in an unsafe environment, sometimes we have to retreat to move forward. Take apart our programs and restructure them or add to them. What we did last year will not work this year, everything is changing.

When you train you need a mentor, but ideally you need to be your own mentor. This will make your responsible and that is the social contract we need to endorse for our seamanship skills.

A subject matter expert aka an instructor will not solve the problem for you, they will allow you to discover the problem and deal with the realm of selection.

MENTORSHIP

This means your instructor(s) or mentor(s) have provided you with the terms and conditions of risk potential and the scheme of natures complexity.

They show you your delivery process and they focus on the ending. They allow you to learn and do not hold your capability hostage.
They must know the answers to the questions. They cannot guess and neither can you. You both need answers that lead to the functionality of high risk safety in a high risk environment so you don't become a statistic.

Question your training. Does it feel right? Does it line up with safety? Does it look unsafe? If it does, speak up and ask for an answer. Challenge the safety in training at all times. This is important for you and the instructors.

Protective training programs are destructive, they must be functional and modern. Otherwise you lose the knowledge potential which is replaced by a safe place nature will not respect and that creates and endorses a regressive program that will cause harm.

If your program is not able to confront danger and risk, shut it down. Start over. This is a great solution for a problem that can take people down a wormhole of wrong.

Confront your program and your program and personnel can grow. That is how we learn!

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Posted: April 15, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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COURAGE

SEAMANSHIP SKILLS

Being a mariner is a thousands year old calling of boat wrecks, capsizing and drownings in our wake.

Seek a mentor or qualified boating safety instructor who realizes ‘that what is fatally flawed in training that they have already discovered’, they can help their students with the limit, until they reach the limit of their instructor.

Safety is a behavior, it is not a word or a phrase. It is an ACTION!

WE ARE BOATERS NOT LIFESAVERS

And hopefully both instructors and Coxswains have the courage to go beyond and continue to modernize the rescue mindset for Rescue Water Craft operations.

Do not be held hostage by a training manual.

Seek the creators of the discipline who are living it, as it if were their life.

We adapt through our training methods and demands because it is not complicated to comprehend the reasons why. Its the probability of patrol, response, search and recovery. It's also a part of that necessary maintenance territory we must endorse 85% of the time. 15% of your operations may be in the field on the water, the rest is program maintenance and recurring training.

We can scale our adaptation to the order of safety.

MARITIME SECURITY

Collectively through mutable experience levels and personnel discussions, we can scale our adaptation to the order of safety.

we can scale this up to the order of how the ocean moves, how the river flows, how the weather bears down in the negative.

How do you know the full extent of your capability?

You train, by repetitive exposure to methods in these elements that bring out your flaws and in isolated actions and exact pieces of evaluation and assessment brings you to a competency level once you reach your training limit.

Keep training, but make sure its effective and you know your equipment and the water. Do not become a potential victim.

Be courageous or open the door to become a statistic.

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Posted: April 15, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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DEATH BECOMES YOU

WHO WANTS TO BE THE FIRST PERSON TO KILL A SURFER WITH THEIR PERSONAL WATER CRAFT?

It’s going to be someone, so how about you? How well prepared are you to prevent killing someone’s husband, wife, mother, father, brother or perhaps your best friend! Let’s call out the problems and the individuals and deal straight up with these recurring altercations and embarrassment caused to our Personal Water Craft community.

Death can be accidental. We say that accidents can be prevented right? At what point to we decide to apply the prevention, before or after death?

I read another deserving complaint from a surfing vs. PWC incident recently which is the inspiration of this story, one of a long line of them from around the world honestly.

Our Personal Water Craft (PWC) community needs to take responsibility for these actions and stand up against the liabilities. Not everyone deserves these negative labels and we will not tolerate disrespectful or ignorant operators because of that projected negativity on those of us who do the right thing.

Read this story here: Gold Coast Jet Skier Problems

And this one: Jet Skiers Not Being Responsible

And this: Jet Ski Operations Bring Safety Concerns

This: Safe Speed Around Others

Let’s help them so they can aim to higher boating capability and be safe while doing it, we all deserve that! It’s better than slinging spite, let’s get to admissions and corrections and hold one another accountable.

The internet does not lie regarding the complaints stacking up in the surfing world. Give the paddle surfers their voice and listen to what they are expressing. Surfing has always had frictional problems, but now it has boat problems. Once SUP problems, add foil problems, access for personal pursuit is varied:

1. Paddle
2. Power

Review this now-Determination of the following:

A. Reckless or Negligent Operation of a Vessel
B. Reasonable and Prudent Operations

Determining operations fault, operating at a rate of speed and in proximity to another vessel so that either operator is required to swerve at the last minute to avoid collision. Make sure you thoroughly research the laws surrounding this in your State or country of origin.

How familiar are you with emergency and accident procedures?

If you say and hold a certificate for boating you should know these and be able to define them. If you cannot do that your training and instruction failed you, you need to stop your program now and refresh. In fact, constantly update!

Do you have a radio or EPIRB/PLB and understand the following:

1. Mayday Mayday Mayday
2. Pan Pan Pan
3. International aircraft signal
4. Channels 16, 21, 22, 23
5. Accident Reporting
6. Visual Distress Signals
7. Monitor weather channel
8. Registration, education, insurance and license requirements
9. Uniform State Waterway Marking System
10. Aids to Navigation
11. Navigation Signals
12. Fog Signals
13. Operational law

If any of these are unknown to you the solution is simple. Start learning, seek training, and don't stop.

Power is the ultimate risk of 'gross liability'. It begins with the individual at the helm, and is put into motion by decisions they make.

If you have a paddle craft or swimmer in the USA you also have a 5 m.p.h. zone, with the exception of public safety agencies responding to a call for lifesaving. Most surf zones are off limits for power boats to be in those areas, permission revoked due to the obvious safety threat.

For instance in California many cities have rules such as this: No person may operate a vessel at a speed greater than five (5) miles per hour within 100 feet of a swimmer or surfer or within 200 feet of a beach frequented by swimmers. Within 100 feet of shore, or within 100 feet of another vessel.

Lineups are crowded, there is never a justification for a PWC in the lineup unless it’s under permit from a special event or far away from others, in legal permitted operation zones if they exist.

It’s not just about you, paddlers are more vulnerable and you are a direct threat.

Yeah, of course it’s cool! Even though you can get more waves faster via a PWC pony ride, have more fun surfing with your friend, and by step offs - saving energy and increasing barrel potential, don’t do it around others.

NOBODY HAS THESE DISCUSSIONS

Until an attorney is present. How about if you kill yourself, what will that mean to your family? What do you think the final seconds of your life will be worth as you slip away?

Was it worth it or could you have stopped the flow? This is not a noble ending, you are worth so much more.

Surely you are valuable and have things you want to do, so make your behaviors equal to your value.

Your absence will be horrible, a horrific tragedy for those you leave behind. Let that sink in. You don’t want to go to prison for accidental homicide.

Take inventory and start to look at your deepest truths of vessel operational accountability.

This is not abstract, it’s a way of being and we all need strong mentors for the nature of our soul.

You need to mediate your tragedy or your success.

The Kaleidoscope of athletic pursuit is not reliant on the action, but the preparation of its success.

That requirement is one of a burden of tremendous responsibility. It’s quadrupled when you are at the helm of a motorized vehicle. It’s either used for the pursuit of excellence or it’s a 1,000 lb. bomb waiting to blow.

Personal Water Craft (PWC) are incredible power boats. They are modern in scope and have given us greater freedom and the ability to pursue dreams, careers, competitions, film and television, catch great fish, enjoy family gatherings, friendly club excursions, commune with nature, explore, experience incredible adventures and save lives, thousands of lives.

BENNIE AND THE JETS
That is the benefit of owning or operating a PWC; the glory of freedom.

The problem with Personal Water Craft is people. It begins with the registered owner(s) who are legally responsible by law for everything that happens with that craft and whom they bring on-board or loan their boat to operate.

The rebate check can quickly become the registered owners friends and family members the owner allows to operate. There is nothing wrong with a PWC. The risk and danger is the decisions a human puts into motion while operating a PWC.

There are too many poor examples not to have noticed this by the year 2019. Personal Water Craft came into the market place as we know them back in 1974. We have plenty of history to track, yet each generation starts over at the beginning, losing the insights of the creators of this sport. This is a dangerous pattern.

They have progressed and become popular modern power boats to own. They provide us with opportunity. They save money on storage due to their size, they are easy to transport, not difficult to maintain if one actually understands what that responsibility means.

The internet offers you the quickest way to intelligent operations. There are literally no more excuses available for anyone to hide behind.

Cool Beans! Step Off Surfing/bodyboarding, Tow surfing, Tow Foiling, Caddy Rides, new ways to get more waves or to use as a film platform for personal use or professional captures.

The best seamanship skills I have witnessed in recent years comes from the PWC fishing community. They have invested a significant amount of money into their rigs. They have communication devices, they monitor the weather, they study nautical charts, they know the seasons. They take risks but they have fairly effective measures for their outings in place regarding safety.

Recreational tours are becoming more popular. Many of these people think they are prepared but they need to ramp it up two levels. They are using fuel systems that are portable and really need to get an inspection and get those boats signed off by a mechanic. Risk of explosion and fuel spills are imminent especially if they capsize or lose their craft underway.

Falling overboard can cause injury, and towing from long distances is a study of itself.

If used for the purpose of lifesaving, proper and current qualification training and scrutiny of Coxswain candidates and equipment is required if not necessary. Reviews and critical assessments are annual, accidents are reviewed and remedial action is applied swiftly.

It’s a true vessel of our times; it’s modern, fast, and aggressive and compliments our competitive nature. But that needs to be harnessed and not unleashed recklessly.

If this describes you, where do you begin?

You back up. Pick your poison, there is risky solutions and both can be horrible or equal depending upon the challenging situation you entertain. You can choose the one you are willing to suffer with, engage your dopamine, be willing to know what you are doing, who you are and what you are willing to risk.

Go back to your foundation. Review your basic boating course you had to take and assess your responsible behaviors.

Once you master that you move forward to listing all the potential harm you can cause. Such as wear your lifejacket, use your engine cut off switch properly, the basics.

Don’t be an incompetent operator that is easy fodder for the twitter mobs. And if you do, you deserve it.

You decide, you can become tyrannical in your pursuits and restrict your possibilities and you can damage community. When you cut corners, you increase the associated costs. You don’t want to lose that chance and squander the opportunity to be great because you may not get it back again.

BOATING IS EXPENSIVE

If you are not prepared to be economically realistic with Personal Water Craft ownership don’t get one. Resist, avoid, walk away and don’t succumb to mediocrity.

Pay up properly and understand the investment ratio to hours of use. The stakes are too high. What are some of the items you need?

1. Payment of the craft and registration fees
2. Boaters insurance, life insurance (make your will while you are at it)
3. Hourly maintenance schedule and inspection log book
4. Boating Education & recurring education
5. Ensure anyone who comes on board your PWC has training to protect your reputation, livlihood and insurance
6. Spare parts, mechanic fees, diagnostic checks
7. Trailer-maintenance, tires, axles, electrical, tie downs, registration fees (tow vehicle/hitch)
8. Personal Protective Equipment: Lifejacket(s), wetsuit, booties, gloves, eye protection
9. Communication systems: Radio, Whistle, GPS, trackers
10. Government required onboard safety equipment properly packed, waterproofed and stowed
11. Fuel and fluids (silicone, marine grease, wash down, cleaning agents)
12. Towable Aquaplane Devices (TAD) accessories (foils, rescue boards, towlines, inflatables)

Start with death and go backwards. Make admissions, visualize accidents you have read about and place your name in the storyline:
‘Jet Skier dies, body missing, wasn’t wearing a lifejacket, family grieves, search continues’

Here is what a lot of people do to evade responsibility, until it’s too late:

• I can kill somebody and it will be an accident (but not really)
• I can kill myself and my family and friends will deal with the ramifications of my choices
• I can destroy the Personal Water Craft and try to claim insurance on it when I was in a ‘no-go’ zone, so I will lie about
the damages and location
• I can kill one of my friends or somebody I didn’t know, maybe more than one person, but I will meet their family in court
after my arrest and impound of my Personal Water Craft and face my family.
• Didn’t file a float plan, sunk my PWC, expect a ride from rescue services, didn’t learn my lesson
• I can seriously injure myself or others so that I cannot go to work and pay my bills. I may need therapy or rehabilitation
and I don’t have the right medical policy to cover that. Maybe a friend will set up a GoFundMe and slightly lie about why
I need the money, not how I created the situation and I knew better.
• Keep going, you can imagine all the potential items that can go wrong by your own volition.

COXSWAIN-OWNER PERSONAL WATER CRAFT SURF ZONE LIABILITY

This is something you need to attend to and it is worthwhile for not just you but everyone in the lineup. Don’t be blind in your selective situations.

Remember what is lying behind everything you select, every action, every turn and decision? Don’t bring on suffering because it is a tremendous burden and nobody deserves that potential risk.

Many PWC operators and their passengers are not boaters. They are thrill seeking reckless riders.

They ride above safe conditions, they place their passengers in harms way. They do not know how to right a capsized PWC, let alone understand that they are the ones capsizing it in the first place. They rarely carry proper marine communication devices. Very few are savvy enough to file a float plan.

They do not know what a buddy system is and if they do, selfishly ride off into the horizon ignoring their buddy. They rarely have functional emergency equipment onboard. They don't know how to navigate offshore, they will not spend money for anything that may effect their very life but want more horsepower.

This list is too long to mention. All you have to do is a google search on PWC accidents and the list of horrors is pages long. All preventable.

Surfers are not boaters. Not when they are surfing. That is a different activity.

Most surfers who use a Personal Water Craft are incompetent when it comes to seamanship skills, they get lucky a lot. then it happens, somebody gets hurt. Commonly they sensationalize the recovery results of their mishap because it suddenly got real and they did not prepare for 'real'.

They become instant heroes of the surf in rescue mode. They will call themselves rescuers at this point. Because they have proof on video they made it! Next you will see them running to take a CPR or First Aid Course.

Shouldn't that have happened long before they got into the water or when they first bought their PWC? They almost prepare backwards. Most of it is again poor mentorship leading them in the wrong directions first.

CPR and First Aid are common everyday needs that even businesses entertain for their employees. For Surfers its as if the big red light went off and oh we have CPR, okay.... good. Finally!

How long have you been surfing without CRP skills or basic first aid? If a surfer was a Junior Lifeguard they would have had this training as a child, or a seasonal lifeguard. More training discipline applies for a full time lifeguard. Never let the liability mindset slip away because of the activity. Hold onto it for dear life.

How long does it take for Lifeguards and surfers to catch up to the boating community and step outside of that waterman mentality and make friends with boating safety instructors who can get them where they need to go in competent training course based on science and evidence?

Note: Waterman as a term is a seasoned boater on the east coast and southern areas of the USA, so do not be confused with a surfer who calls themselves a waterman!

Merriam Dictionary: waterman: [noun] one who works or lives on the water: such as. a man who makes his living from the water (as by fishing). a person skill in rowing or boating, a boatman who plies for hire usually on inland waters or harbors.

Research these terms:
1. Boatsman
2. Boatsmanship
3. Boatswain
4. Watermanship
5. Coxswain
6. Helmsman
7. Skipper
8. Crew

If they had these boating skills the majority disregard using them on a PWC. They claim training but when challenged their training qualification is worthless. If I were to skill assess a surfer on a Personal Water Craft they would determine their current state of operations and realize their shortcomings in one hour of training.

Evidence does not lie. The great news, the increase would be incredible and their performance increase measurable!

So what is the point of wasting time? Make it 'right as rain'.

Those who forsake their boating basics easily become reckless and negligent in their operations incremental over time, sometimes due to peer pressure and have a finite disregard for the safety of others. It becomes a a slow seep and a lack of seamanship skills on a slippery slope of decline.

The evidence is based on videos they share. Their Towable Aquaplane Devices (TAD) are not secured safely, they do not use the engine cut off switch, they do not maintain the craft properly and have never taken a mechanic maintenance course. Many I question have not read their owner's manual and do not own a shop manual.

They lack torque specifications, properly tooling and their pumps are generally blown but they do not know it. Evidence is a tricky business, its hard to decline the science of fact. I know firsthand, that is how I learned, from those failures and I made a commitment towards being a competent boater.

I invite everyone to do the same. We can apply this same argument to recreational Personal Water Craft users and owners and many public safety agencies.

It’s because these Operators have had poor mentors or they have imitated poorly themselves, and they fail to question repetitive results that are not favorable. The goal is to become an Able Seaman!

Or they simply disregard their training and boating safety because their ego is unbalanced on a dangerous precipice. Ego we need, yes, but not when it comes to learning, save that for the activity. Good mentors would call them out and set them straight ASAP!

A few get it and are respectful and we don’t hear about them because they do not draw attention to their mishaps. Their routine is secure and organized.

The noise usually comes at the expensive of a catastrophic failure. It’s not cool to gawk at a mishap online. Nobody should take joy in knowing somebody experienced a catastrophic injury or accident. We should care and encourage them to get additional training or knowledge. We should not celebrate their failures.

No they are not heroes for surviving a mishap. The scope of sensationalism should not penalize a gifted athlete for anything less than surfing the best way they can attend or their Operator executing a seamless recovery. They don’t have to be in the surfzone either, trailering is just as dangerous on the road, but closer to shore they become more noticeable. Cameras don’t lie.

Think about how a PWC operator in the surf line doesn’t realize that others in the lineup are insignificant in populated surfing areas. This is not just for towsurfing teams but for recreational Personal Water Craft Operators who enjoy 'jumping waves'.

This brings a moral burden of expedient pleasure of liberty for them to pursue their short term operational goal at the expensive of delusional weakness that others cannot shrug off. Why is it delusional, a strong word? Because laws have been put in place due to past PWC operators causing harm and disrupting the safety of beach users experience. We have decades of precedents.

Each generation has lost what the other generation ruined for them, and their children and grandchildren. Those today are stuffed into small niches where liability increases due to close proximity and lack of safety services.

It’s an easy pathway to disregard others, and it’s dangerous. And the mob of reason is growing. PWC surfers/safety/tow-in folks need to sit down and listen to the naysayers, they need to get in front of the public audience and listen.

Their migratory damage has already ruined great towsurfing, wave jumping and surfing areas around the world that are now off limits. Ask me how I know?

Let’s talk about South Africa and Mavericks, and Australia where they pump up justifications by their own actions for opposition to ban them by their lofty carnage video posts and hashtags to redirect the viewer.

Look closely at those hashtags for hints.

Then they cry foul and lean heavily on the 'rescue and safety' aspect of a Rescue Water Craft aka PWC they had nothing to do with to build that identity. We could call them poachers or imitators because they do not represent our community standards at all.

They steal the honor of rescue boat actions to defend the utility of their athletic pursuits and hide behind their mishaps. Let's be honest about this and stop baying the PWC safety message unless they do it properly, its a sham. Its easy to fix as well beforehand.

Where to start? Boating qualifications that are legally binding in a court of law, not your buddy saying you are okay as a waterman riding a Personal Water Craft. What boating organization scrutinized that program and approved it for use? Where are legal documents that certified that program and how did they base their scrutiny on our maritime requirements?

Your qualification should accompany strict operational guidelines and rules and have an expiration date and be backed by a qualified national boating program. Those programs need annual inspections. I have only witnessed a few of them to be true worldwide. The rest are suspect.

Many PWC users have RESCUE on the side of their boats and they are not rescuers, they need to remove those stickers and get into a qualified boat program that tests and evaluates them. Once they pass their scrutiny they will be able to place the stickers on their craft. Then they have to defend their boating actions from that point forward.

No more free for all BS sticker club placebo. If your instructor has not been evaluated theirs and your certificate of qualification is worthless.

That does not mean they cannot pull of a recovery or assist, because they can! Most of the rescues around the world are done by everyday heroes, recreational PWC operators conduct more recoveries than trained occupational Coxswains because they are on site.

The issue is liability. You know that risk management thing everyone talks about! But they are not discussing what it means in terms of Admiralty Law, Maritime Law, probably because they do not know about it themselves.

You need to know that application of boating law when an investigation adds you to the inquiry! Don't think you can evade it, you cannot. It's no different the vehicle laws and regulations.

For instance did you know the navigational Rules of the Road apply in the lineup? If you said yes, you passed!

Everyone is waiting for them to kill someone so they can pressure the authorities to ban them forever and spew hate. Who will it be?

RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE ARE GREATLY ADMIRED

Responsible people aim high, they don’t embrace the lowest denominator, they don’t jump off a cliff, they climb it. They are platinum, not copper. Everyone else is a distraction and a potential problem waiting to burden others.

Responsible people do their homework, they work hard, they are professional and not fragmented, and they comprehend risk and don’t want to hurt anyone. They want to succeed and are not afraid of it. They want to protect their sponsors and those they work with. They care about their family and friends.

They are not lazy, they are meaningful people with purpose. They stand out because there is something good in them fundamentally and they adhere to considerate behaviors so they don’t get sucked down by imposters.

Recreational PWC riders also like jackass attempts at gaining attention on social media. The film dumb stunts, spraying their friends down and perpetuating the stigma we face against their selfish antics. They end up in the news, exposed, and possibly facing a lawsuit if injuries occurred.

It gets real when you cannot go to work and take care of your life, so no better argument exists for this story!

They have very little boating etiquette, they cut off fishing boats, ride too close to other vessels and have no enforcement of navigational rules of the road. Their distance depth perception is awkwardly unsafe. They love to jump boat wakes and often have landed in the back of the boat they chase killing innocent people on board.

They are not schooled in how to operate their PWC efficiently, they complain to the dealership as if they did something wrong, when in fact its they way they take care of their PWC that is the culprit.

Those who disrespect our PWC boating culture are migratory thieves. They do not architect the future for our community, they destroy opportunity. It happens in the recreational PWC community and we see it more often in the surfing community because they love the camera and media attention.

Some of this is due to sponsorships or hopes of, and they too will sell out for silly mishap likes. Mutable problems of wrong that hold progress hostage. Sponsors will sell an athlete out if their mishap video renders millions of views when their amazing surfing video goes unnoticed. They become disposable assets.

These imitators are not the center of the surfing world, they are casting the future potential of dangerous boating behaviors into the lineup. It’s like choosing between good and evil and that is entirely on them. This is an ultimate responsibility of your or their operational safety and everyone in a 300’ foot radius you could impact in 100 different ways, and it needs to be made right.

This is not about short term pleasure or ego, or the primary call of adventure that is so terribly seductive, it’s the protection of the temptation to resist harming others.

POWER IS KNOWLEDGE IS FUNCTION IS THIRST

See people in the lineup? A boat dead head, a fishing boat under tow, a SUP or kiter? Give wide berth, slow down, alter course, resist being you and become a prudent mariner. Burns to read this doesn’t it? It will burn red hot if it’s true and sting like a mo’fucker, because the conscious of those guilty will not deny our flaws.

If the surf community is pissed off, listen to them and heed their advice. Drive away and find another wave, private but be prepared for your safety and those around you.

The wave cannot be blamed. The wave did not cause loss of control of the PWC, you did. You put the PWC there, you made the decision to position it, and you need to be competent enough to manage that choice. Have you even read the Owner’s Manual yet? If not, write to me and I will send you one. Solutions are easy.

Have you considered the audience? Take a close look at a lineup all the way to the sandy shore of the nearshore drift. Do you have a right to take away their opportunity and elevate yours? Can you illustrate what their thoughts and fears may be observing you’re positioning? You need to do this.

You need to be them and they need to be you. If it doesn’t add up you are in the wrong place and have no business being there.
Is it illegal? Then you deserve to lose your boater license, be rolled back to training and having your vessel parked until you correct your safety behaviors, while you pay any necessary fines.

It’s a privilege to operate a boat, don’t blow it because you are impulsive!

THE POINTS WHERE THINGS GO WRONG
• Close proximity to surfers or swimmers
• Speed of PWC
• Reckless negligent operation of a motorized vessel
• Not wearing an approved lifejacket
• Not using the Engine Cut Of Switch properly
• Not maintain the vessel (not seaworthy)
• Operating in unsafe conditions or overloading your vessel
• Not having a tow line that is functional
• Not knowing how to right a capsize Personal Water Craft
• Violation of any Local, State, Federal, Province, Prefecture, Sanctuary, laws, rules or regulations
• Swell, wave height, water depth, shoreline, tidal concerns
• Time of day
• Type of PWC being used-weight displacement, not to be operated in surf over 6.5’
• How many persons on board (POB)
• Directional maneuvering of the PWC
• Coxswain competency training for surf operations
• Coxswain PWC license/boater ID card
• PWC Insurance, registered owner liability
• Required government safety equipment to be carried on board (inspected-minimum carriage)
• Approved, properly sized and fitted lifejacket (PFD) for all persons on board (POB)

HOW MUCH IS YOUR REPUTATION WORTH?
For some people, it’s not even worth the price of a Lifejacket. Their life is as cheap as $75.00 USD. I can get a really nice dinner for that!

But when you need it, you cannot afford it because it’s surfer and lifeguards have this chronic fear of being able to duck dive a wave. It’s a very powerful jet driven boat, it’s not a surfboard, we are not duck diving.

If you have fear that you are going to lose the boat in the surf, there is a reason why you are afraid, and you will lose your boat. That means you have no business being there and don’t know what you are doing with it.

The irony is how big wave surfers cling to these inflatable devices but their PWC partners are afraid to wear a lifejacket…makes no sense at all. Argument is over.

You are a boater first, everything else when you are at the helm is inconsequential in a court of law. How will you present yourself to a judge and jury if called into court, what defense will you be able to present?

How about changing the conversation? Turn it all around, turn up the volume. Start hanging out with competent PWC people who care and know what they are doing, associate yourself with knowledge instead of distractions that do not want you to succeed.

Here is what you can respect, and what you can do to guide your pursuits by discipline that will allow you to achieve measurable success:

1. GPS Tracking device properly charged and tethered to Coxswain
2. Marine VHF radio properly tethered to Lifejacket of Coxswain
3. Water Whistle (leash) on Lifejacket of Coxswain
4. File a Float Plan
5. Never go out alone, use the buddy system
6. Train effectively, don’t burn gas, train with purpose
7. Observe the weather and water reports (lightning is a no-go) while underway
8. Read the Owner’s Manual, know how to do field repairs on the water and prepare your craft for launch
9. Carry proper tools and emergency supplies
10. Go over a safety plan in case things go bad or you end up helping others or need assistance yourself
11. Introduce yourself to the local authorities. Ask them to inspect your boat and give you advice
12. Know the area seasonally and study the local nautical charts, map out your timeframes and distance
13. Start logging your training and vessel maintenance, become a prudent mariner
14. Join this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RWCCoxswains/
15. Or this one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KawasakiJetski/
16. Become the Solution - Get competency evaluated by an accredited course provider

Join something worthy of your life, get on board with a trusted resource, invest properly, stop wasting your time. Get ahead of the costly 'mistake curve'.

You don't have to be the first person, so get over yourself, you can never be the first person if you didn't create it. You have imitated from other people and you owe your mentors credit. That is what helps us check our ego.

I would like to pay homage to my ancestors, my DNA and to Brad Southworth and Virgil Chambers for what they taught me, and Pamela Dillon. These are my teachers. Thank you to Mr. Jacobson and to Kawasaki Motors Corporation for putting this into motion. To all their employees and to the other OEM's who got on board years later.

THE ENDING
I learned from my PWC mistakes when I began in 1979, I know this business and human behavior. I have over 37,000 hours of training alone. I own that and I am still alive because I paid attention. Our shortcomings, our struggles are real.

Strong words shared here because the truth of these matters will awaken a person who needs correction and determine that your/their awareness will no longer permit you/them to remain asleep.

Trust me, that mishap that death or that injury is coming like a freight train on your wrong way track and you won’t be able to stop it, but you can today.

If your friends cared about you and much as I do in this moment, you would not be reading my advice, getting pissed off and angry, wanting to call me some crappy name.

Because your real friends should have squared you away immediately and pointed you in the right direction. But they didn’t.

You can redeem yourself individually when you are no longer overwhelmed with the risk and embrace the power of scale you can incorporate in your operational efficiency. Imagine what responsibility will add to your ability to solve problems that you need.

1. Save Time
2. Save Money
3. Increase efficiency
4. Increase athletic potential
5. Accessory and PWC are not damaged
6. No hospital bills
7. No down time or frustration
8. Cause no harm

You won’t have to avoid the short term at the expense of the long term gain, its happiness in your pursuits that gives you greater purpose and kills off the cynical binge of disaster.

Possibly I am old enough to be your mother or your grandmother, and there is great wisdom in that. I care about your reputation and your life and you better listen because you are not replaceable. Learn from the first or second generation, the source. Respect your elders and predecessors. Listen to them as I do mine.

Somebody has to speak to you about your true value and care enough to say the reasons why you don’t want these mistakes. You cannot afford to screw up your life. The price is too high for you to bear, it’s not a place you want to put yourself in.

This is a reason to become better than what you were doing, offer it to yourself and increase your value. Argue any of these points in this story with evidence science and fact. Because if you are willing to investigate you are trainable. you can learn.

Many people cannot be trained. And I would suggest you not get on a boat with those persons.

Now start caring about yourself properly. And remember; I am you and you are me.

Remember who you are.
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Posted: February 27, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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INTENTION TO FAIL

INTENTION OF FAILURE

The intention of failure motivates others to fail. So the experience becomes familiar and then everything is okay in the worst possible way.

What is the answer for this?

The framework of the answer is in the validity of achievement.

Is achievement protected in the measure of repetitive failure so that only one element of the hierarchy cannot be disputed?

Some people don't want to succeed because they are only familiar with not forging ahead. Sometimes its due to budget, sometimes to political edges and sometimes its a personal problem. And sometimes its because of poor imitation.

Familiarity can become dangerous if its aligns with complacency. High risk operations require a higher level of accounting. Don't slack or back down, stay on the edge of concern and manage it. Slow things down if its getting too fast.

How about we focus on the definition of failure:

noun
1. an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success:
His effort ended in failure. The water rescue was a failure.

2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected:
a failure to do what one has promised; a failure to appear.

3. a subnormal quantity or quality; an insufficiency:
the failure of the team

SACRED TRUST

Don't assume everything will be fine. Know your team. Know your equipment. Risk is a real problem for us, managing it is even more severe. Take inventory and be honest. You will feel better and everyone will benefit from your leadership concerns

What is our rational purpose of the consequence of lifesaving? WE have several elements:

1. The Mindset of the Team and Leadership
2. The assets put in place
3. The management of the marine unit needs

We can outline in a practical manner the route of failure.

Its conducted by the review of our mishaps, the study of maritime history or the evaluation of other agency mishaps and an honest accounting of the pitfalls therein.

The paramount issue that faces our Maritime RWC culture is ‘what do to do about that? A discovery phase must be embarked.

One answer is to find the meaning of the utility of RWC purpose and effective us and the associated safety of those risks observed. We need to question but not miss the point.

We have to discover these before we are led away to another mishap by those who enforce failure by doing nothing at all to remedy it.

In our world we deal with suffering, either from malevolence, natural incidents, accident or ignorance, these are some of the instance of accident or peril.

We are a point of contact in that path, but recovery continues after tragedy for everyone. Hence, review, review, review!

Bearing the tragic consequence surrounding water rescue, is the notice of engaging in something meaningful, something sacred.

For those who lost their compassion they often choose the adversarial account of survivors, distancing themselves from the meaningful action that is worth the suffering and controversy to modernize a program.

Allow your survivors to teach you well.

Question a way of being that may need to be modified or retired. Courage to conduct actions in a manner that can reveal itself in the moment of risk that are relationship bound. You, your craft, your mechanic, your team, the survivors.
This is the price of experience.

COURAGE

Its even more important to question products, their structural failures and common sense red flags. If you have catastrophic failures with purchased gear, document the issues and contact the manufacturer with your concerns.

Ask for for remedial solutions. Make sure that it's not because you abused the product or mismanaged it, and if it is - address that head on with your team.

Taking responsibility with your own volition for the suffering and tragedy of those in peril while you are operating and work to remediate it as a conduit of good. You may be saving your own life first.

Here is what I tell myself when working: I am you and you are I. I am like the survivor and they are like myself. My experience is that I want to come home safely, not take reckless actions into emotion, but to be responsible for my actions and remediate accordingly to success.

I don’t want to place a barrier in my experience by jumping a wave with my RWC, operating in fear, not having technical control in confined spaces and on and on…

Reject the excuses of those who provide barriers and fail to bear the responsibility of leading properly. Question everything presented to you in the RWC training workups by conducting you own vigilance.

• Get to know the maritime community.
• Become knowledge of the ATONs
• Understand the mechanics of your Rescue Water Craft and appropriate maintenance
• Learn about atmospheric pressure systems and water conditions
• Investigate new technologies and products
• Become curious about private companies and their leading edges of real world experience

If you do not believe this is relative and reject it there is something wrong in your soul. There is a path of rejecting failures that would present to you your own.

Fear the lack of progress. It can cause great harm to you and others.

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Posted 1.13.2019

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