Life Raft Operation and Survival Practices
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Part of the Marine Survival Series. Next to lifeboats, the life raft can be your second best choice of escape in a marine disaster. However, if you are unfamiliar with the different methods of boarding, launching and maintaining with both davit and throw-over launched life rafts, they won't do you any good in an emergency.
- Working the Painter to Inflate the Raft
- Righting the Raft
- Patching Leaks
- The Use of Pyrotechnics to Signal Help
- Setting the Sea Anchor
- Closing Down the Exits to Maintain Seaworthiness
- Passing out Seasickness Pills and Provisions
- Bolstering Morale