Thursday, July 17, 2014

SF-VMAP - I. B. A. Deployment Training Video

San Francisco Vessel Mutual Assistance Plan
SF-VMAP - I. B. A. Deployment Training Video

The San Francisco Bay Vessel Mutual Assistance Plan, or SF-VMAP, is a contingency plan describing actions to be taken by the United States Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, The San Francisco Marine Exchange and local Passenger Vessel Operators for evacuating passengers from a stricken vessel. SF VMAP also provides for fast response to other major marine casualties such as downed aircraft in San Francisco Bay, or other situations that have the potential for large numbers of people in the water.

The plan recognizes (and would require) the assistance of nearby underway VMAP member
vessels, and would rely on equipment spelled out in the plan, including Inflatable Buoyancy Apparatus or IBAs and a means of safely getting in and out of the inflated IBA. This video will cover the deployment and use of this equipment.

SF VMAP Members: Blue and Gold Fleet, San Francisco Bay Ferry, WETA (Water Emergency Transportation Authority), Golden Gate Ferry, The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, Red and White Fleet, Alcatraz Cruises and Hornblower Cruises and Events.

Special Thanks:
United States Coast Guard, Sector San Francisco
United States Coast Guard., Vessel Traffic Service
Captain Forrest Fennell of the Red and White Fleet for the stunt fire.
Sal Sanchez, Sal's Inflatable Services Inc. for technical support

Water Emergency Transportation Authority
San Francisco Bay Ferry
Blue and Gold Fleet

Lecie Vincent

Vessel Crew:
Captain Chuck Elles
George Shellhorn
Nick Riley
Ron Woodruff

Director: Sandra Cannon
Marine Coordinator: Captain Burke Beardsley
Camera: Sandra Cannon, David McGuire, Austin Simkins, Tom Miller
Produced by:

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