Boats seldom sink. But when they do—either due to a collision, fire or some other calamity, events can “go south” quickly.
What is a ditch bag?
A ditch bag, also called an abandon ship bag contains key items needed to summon help and to survive in a life raft while waiting for rescue to arrive. A ditch bag must be kept in an accessible location onboard, ready for immediate removal should the need arise.