LIFEBOATS, SURVIVAL CRAFT AND LAUNCHING METHODS
The paper describes the ways in which existing lifesaving appliances can be improved to a certain extent, but research and development is required in order to achieve the best possible abandonment system which will work in the various emergency situations. A description is given of a new abandonment system developed in Norway. The survival craft may be launched 1) by free fall from heights up to 20 m, 2) by floating off when the ship is sinking or, 3) by conventional lowering.
- Presented at Safety at Sea, Second West European Conference on Marine Technology, London, May 23-27, 1977.
Royal Institution of Naval Architects, England10 Upper Belgrave Street
London SW1X 8BQ, England
- Larsen, P
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Launching; Lifeboats; Rescue equipment; Survival
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00167771
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 11 Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM