SHIP ESCAPE AND SURVIVAL SYSTEM
A personnel evacuation and survival device is described for individual crewmen aboard ship having a quick don harness to which is attached a personnel lowering means and an automatically deployable encapsulating life raft. From an appropriate evacuation station aboard the ship, the crewman uses the device to suspend himself clear of the side and lower himself on a life-line, the pay-out of which is controlled to provide a safe rate of descent. During the descent, a raft package is automatically released and a life raft is inflated which completely encapsulates the crewman prior to water entry.
- Availability: This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possible, for foreign licensing. Copy of application available NTIS.
Department of the NavyThe Pentagon
Washington, DC United States 20350
- DeSimone, D N
- Publication Date: 1978-2
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Deployment; Escape systems; Inflatable life rafts; Life rafts; Occupational safety; Patent applications; Patents; Rescue equipment; Safety equipment; Ships; Shoulder harnesses; Survival
- Uncontrolled Terms: Harnesses; Shipboard
- Old TRIS Terms: Crew safety; Patents (Safety equipment)
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00185614
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-878 556
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM