There are several approaches to the problem of escaping fire and other hazards at sea, ranging from specially designed lifeboats to parts of the rig which will act as boats in the event of emergency. One system consisted of a totally enclosed rigid craft, constructed of a g.r.p. one-piece moulding with integral buoyancy and fire retardants added to the resin to make fire virtually impossible. The Whittaker Survival System consists of a fire-retardant g.r.p. capsule topped by a dome with two hinged doors and a round hatchway. The final system described is a fire protective cabin and raft, placed on a slipway near the stern of a vessel. In an emergency, the crew would secure themselves in the cabin and the man in charge would release the raft which would fall into the sea.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    33-40 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1R 0NE,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 19-22
  • Serial:
    • Ocean Energy
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: IPC Industrial Press Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: IPC Industrial Press Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM