Incident Commander: Level 1, Block 4

Lost at Sea Ranking Exercise

Scenario

You have chartered a yacht for a trip over the Atlantic
Ocean with three friends. As none of you have any sailing experience, you hire a crew of three. In the mid-Atlantic, there is a fire and all of the crew are lost. The yacht is sinking. You do not know where you are, but you are hundreds of miles away from land. You have saved 15 items that are undamaged. You have a 4-person lifeboat and a box of dry matches. Your group task is to rank these items from the most
important (1) to the least important (15)

List items in order of importance according to the group.

  • Sextant
  • Shaving Mirror
  • Mosquito Netting
  • 25 Liters of Water
  • 1 Case of Army
  • Maps of the Atlantic
  • A Floating Seat
  • 10 Liter Can of Oil/Petrol
  • Small Transistor Radio
  • 3 Square Meters of Opaque Plastic
  • A Can of Shark
  • 1 Bottle of 160 Proof Rum
  • 4 Meters of Nylon
  • 2 Boxes of Chocolate
  • Fishing Kit

You also have a lifeboat and a box of dry matches!

 
 
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