The experience from the sinking of JAN HEWELIUSZ and ESTONIA shows that wet disembarkation reduces the chances of survival and that liferafts cannot provide sufficient protection against hypothermia. A series of tests made by the Swedish Navy on a new Progress Transit Suit showed that the suit would offer adequate protection of at least one hour in 6oC water with an average drop of core temperature of 0.2oC and that the rise in blood pressure and hyperventilation were greatly reduced.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Safety at Sea Intl, n 320, Nov 1995, p 14 [2 p, 1 tab, 4 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00718685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM