DITCH YOUR HELMETS, PACKS, and Weapons IN AN EMERGENCY!
Each boat will carry approximately 18 soldiers plus
watercraft crew on each trip.
Move quickly up the ramp to the back of the boat staying
clear of any lines.
Note the location of safety gear (flotation devices, etc.)
upon entering the craft.
Follow the directions of the boat crew and coxswain, and
All weapons (except those in fixed position on the boat)
must be unloaded when entering and exiting the craft.
Keep clear of any cables and lines, including ramp cables on
The ride will be bumpy – hold onto the side rail to keep
Wait until the boat is firmly grounded and the crew has
given you the direction that it is safe to disembark before
moving to the front of the boat.
When disembarking, move quickly but carefully down the ramp.
Avoid the ramp cables. Make the last step a jump to be clear
of the ramp.
Clear the bottom of the ramp and move at least 20 feet from
the boat before stopping. (The most
dangerous spot is at the bottom of the ramp as the boat can
shift and injure you.)
Once clear of the ramp, Unit Commanders will take a head
count and then move their squad beyond the boardwalk to
clear the aerobatic box.
The water level may be deep – it could be thigh or chest
Watch those around you to be sure everyone disembarks
safely. Help the man next to you. If you note someone fall,
assist them to a location at least 20’ clear of the ramp