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a raft to use if a ship must be abandoned in an emergency

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Great Circle Oceanmaster life rafts are manufactured to ISO 9650 --Group 1, the new international life raft standard for blue water, ocean applications and it has further enhancements that surpass the National Marine Safety Committee's (NMSC) requirements so that they can be used on Australian vessels in survey," he explains.
This empty life raft, believed to have fallen off a merchant ship during Storm Imogen, was recovered by Porthcawl RNLI STEVE JONES/PORTHCAWL RNLI
Tony Greener, maritime business development manager at Maersk Training, who also took part in the life raft challenge, said: "The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea, providing an on-call 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "In light of the US Coast Guard's decision to suspend their search for the crew following photographic confirmation that the life raft is in the hull of the boat, the C130 will now return to the UK.
Either we do something and get into the life raft now, or we could go over with the boat and end up in the water with no life raft.
Approximately five minutes passed between first spotting them to deploying the first life raft.
The life raft is composed of what you give your attention to--how you direct your awareness either will sink you or keep you afloat.
If you ditch in the middle of the Atlantic, even with a personal ELT with built-in GPS, you may find that your life raft is a home-away-from-home for an extended period.
The website reported that one of the beacons may be attached to a survival suit or a life raft, and is designed to be used when a person is in the water or in a life raft.
BNP Leader Nick Griffin: They can throw them a life raft and they can go back to Libya
BABCOCK Intec has developed a containerised life raft system, which has been installed and commissioned on Walrus submarines within the Royal Netherlands Navy.
A BRITISH sailor adrift on a life raft in the Mediterranean was rescued after his worried wife dialled 999 from the family home in England.
Blake and six of the Katmai's crew initially made it to a life raft after the 93-foot fish processing vessel lost steering and began to take on water during a bad storm.
In 12 (28%) of the fatalities, no life raft was aboard the vessel; however, seven of those deaths were among fishermen aboard skiffs that were too small to carry a life raft.