If a boat swamps or capsizes, dont panic. Fear is
transmitted easily from person to person, and a
terrified individual drowns easily. Never strike
Never strike out alone. Stay with the boat or
huddle with other passengers because a large
group can be found much more easily than
BOAT TERMS AND NOMENCLATURE
Boat crew members often develop the habit of
calling objects and the activities around them by their
p r o p e r n a m e s . I n t i m e s o f e m e rg e n cy, y o u r
understanding and correct response to such terms could
save valuable time.
Abaft. Any part of the boat aft of amidships.
After end (aft). The after end (aft) of a boat is the stern.
Figure 7-10.Boats and service craft of the U.S. Navy (Continued).