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Figure 24. Lifeboat and equipment.-Continued.
plied to localized parts of the body to supply heat to
those parts. Wrap the pad in cloth or clothing to pre-
vent burning the skin. Directions are on heating pad.
22. LIFEBOATS. Every ship carries enough lifeboats
and rafts, equipped with food, water, medical equip-
ment, and other items, to accommodate all persons on
the ship. (See fig. 24 and .) On combat-loaded
vessels powered landing craft replace most of the life-
boats. Lifeboat equipment has been carefully chosen
to aid men to survive exposure and to attract atten-
tion of rescue craft. The soldier will find in a lifeboat
the equipment listed below. This equipment is fastened
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