life raft


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life raft

a raft for emergency use at sea

life raft

[′līf ‚raft]
(naval architecture)
A very buoyant raft designed to be used by people forced into the water; made of a metal tube covered with wood or canvas, of balsa wood, or of rubber which may be automatically inflated.
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Then there are the Coastmaster[R] range of life rafts, manufactured and certified to standard ISO 9650-3 --the international coastal life raft specification.
Taking part in fundraising activities, such as the life raft challenge, means that the lifeboat crews can continue to reunite the 22 people they rescue each day with their families.
Daniel being the youngest, we put him in the life raft first.
Examples of this style life raft are the Survival Products 4-Man Basic (12 pounds), Revere Aero Compact 4-person (15 pounds), EAM-5 4-5-person (20.
Fortunately, HS-14's maintenance officer was in Lighting 623 so we were able to coordinate with him over the radio to acquire a life raft bag from their squadron on the carrier.
The truth is you cannot make other people get on the life raft of awareness that sets one free.
Of course, your life raft is bright orange, which helps, but can easily be missed against foaming whitecaps and the vast expanse of an endless ocean.
Her father, Laurence Sunderland, said that he didn't know if his daughter was in a life raft or aboard the boat, or whether the boat was upside down.
Mr Griffin, one of two members of the extreme-right party elected to the European Parliament last month, said occupants of sunk boats could be given life rafts to get back to Africa.
But to improve crew safety, these indicator buoys are being replaced with the new life raft containers.
Crewmen were on either side of the life raft, trying to secure the canopy and it started to tear.
CDC determined that, during 1992-2004, survivors of vessel sinkings in Alaska were approximately seven times more likely to have worn an immersion suit than decedents in these events and 15 times more likely to have used a life raft (CDC, unpublished data, 2008).