Advice for the returning Mate

What advice or reminders would you give to your friend who has not sailed for a few years and will be returning to sea for a new job? I’m not sure what to tell him… or what do read… Bowditch?

define "a few years"
also, same job as before? same ship type as before? same operating area as before?

He was gone for 3 years. He works in the Oil Field with crew and supply boats. I think I just need to remind him to read his rules.

sounds about right. rules of the road, I hope you meant :wink:

Rules and probally anything to do with fire and emergency…Those reactions and decisions need to be auto matic when chit hits the fan…