What To Do: Survive in a Sinking Cruise Ship

Here’s Good Tips for Sinking Ships. Stay Calm: Try and stay calm and listen to the captain’s directions. If you’re the captain, assign jobs to your passengers. Someone should immediately gather all flotation devices and get the life raft ready.

While others block the holes, radio for help and give your exact location coordinates. Have another passenger gather up emergency items for the raft, including:

What To Do: Survive in a Sinking Cruise Ship

 

flashlights
flares
fresh water
food rations
mirror for signaling
sunscreen
batteries
radio
matches
first-aid kit

Know your escape plan: When you first board your inevitably-doomed, waterborne, enormous coffin, you’ll want to take a look around and find the fire doors, the life boats, and definitely study the little map of evacuation procedures which cruise ships are required by law to display. Of course, you’ll want to find the second closest lifeboat and escape door to you because of the next step in your plan.

Hit the life boats: After the debacle on the Titanic, cruise ships are now required by law to carry with them enough lifeboats for more than the number of passengers they carry. Familiarize yourself with their positions on the ship upon your boarding. The most important thing for you to do in this instance is to not push, shove, panic or cut in line. When 300 of its passengers were being evacuated, many of them broke limbs and hips in the rush to get in the lifeboats. And that was just a ferry.

Get away from the ship:  Mythbusters busted the myth that a sinking cruise ship will suck any stragglers along in its wake, but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to the contrary. And, in fact, the Mythbusters found that there was some downward drag produced. Think of a train passing by you and the subtle pull you feel towards it because of displaced air. The same phenomenon happens in this case. Add to that any escaping bubbles from the cruise ship will actually decrease your buoyancy (you can’t swim in roiling white water, and neither can you breathe).

Survive: Once you’re in a lifeboat, the madness has just begun. The most dangerous thing about being in a lifeboat is not sharks, it’s the psychological duress you suffer by looking 360 degrees around yourself and seeing only the Big Blue. This makes many stranded passengers forget about the essentials of survival: stay hydrated, stay fed, and stay calm. Use clothing to cover your face and neck to stay out of the sun. Soak it in the ocean to remain cool, but don’t drink ocean water. Many lifeboats include “water ration” pouches and water filter kits as well.

How Monitor your SSS Contributions Via Phone 288 or 2931

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Do you have a SSS Account? Would you like to check or becomes accessible to users? Meanwhile, I want to renew my SSS ID. Check out the new id below:

You can check your SSS contributions online by following. these simple instructions:

Text SSS

Text-SSS is a short messaging service (SMS)-based information service system that allows members to inquire about their number of contributions, status of loan applications, salary loan payment period and loan balances using text messaging.

For a minimal text fee of P2.50 per inquiry sent through text messaging, a member can now have an alternate means of getting information without having to visit an SSS office.

Text-SSS is available for Globe, Smart and Talk ‘N Text subscribers only.

To receive updates on contributions, the member should key in the following text message, filling in the appropriate information for SS number and date of birth:

SSS (space) CONTRI (space) SS NUMBER (space) DATE OF BIRTH [using the MMDDYYYY format], then send to 288 (Smart/ Talk ‘N Text) or 2931 (Globe).

To determine the status of a member’s salary loan application, the member should key in the following text message, filling in the appropriate information for SS number and date of birth:

SSS (space) SLSTAT (space) SS NUMBER (space) DATE OF BIRTH [using the MMDDYYYY format], then send to 288 (Smart/ Talk ‘N Text) or 2931 (Globe).

To get information on salary loan payment period, the member should key in the following text message, filling in the appropriate information for SS number and date of birth:

SSS (space) LPERIOD (space) SS NUMBER (space) DATE OF BIRTH [using the MMDDYYYY format], then send to 288 (Smart/ Talk ‘N Text) or 2931 (Globe).

To get information on loan balance, the member should key in the following text message, filling in the appropriate information for SS number and date of birth:

SSS (space) LOANBAL (space) SS NUMBER (space) DATE OF BIRTH [using the MMDDYYYY format], then send to 288 (Smart/ Talk ‘N Text) or 2931 (Globe).

To check your SSS contributions online, check here.
If you do not have an SSS Online Account, register here: https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/member.jsp

How to: Survive an Earthquake, Before and After in Philippines

What to do before, during and after an earthquake, and preparing an earthquake survival kit for your home, automobile, and office.

Before the Earthquake: Learn how to survive during the ground motion.

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PREPARE YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY NOW

  • Have an earthquake survival kit on hand.  
  • All family members should know how to turn off gas, water, and electricity.
  • Plan family emergency procedures, and make plans for reuniting your family.
  • Know emergency telephone numbers (doctor, hospital, police, 911, etc)
  • Anchor heavy objects to walls (bookcases, wall units, mirrors, cabinets, etc.)  
  • Never place heavy objects over beds, and keep heavy objects lower than head height of shortest member of family.

DURING AN EARTHQUAKE STAY CALM

  • Inside, stand in doorway, or crouch under a desk or table, well away from windows or glass dividers.
  • Outside, stand away from buildings, trees, telephones and electrical lines.
  • On the road, drive away from underpasses and overpasses; stop in safe area; stay in vehicle.

AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE

  • Check for injuries-provide first aid.  
  • Check for safety-check for gas, water, sewage breaks; check for downed power lines and shorts; turn off appropriate utilities. 
  • Check for building damage and potential problems during aftershocks.  
  • Clean up dangerous spills.
  • Wear shoes
  • Turn on the radio and listen for instructions from public safety agencies.
  • Use telephone for emergencies, only.

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