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24. LIFE FLOATS. a. A life float (fig. 30) is another
type of emergency buoyancy equipment that may be
available. It is a doughnut-type float of at least 15-
person capacity that is launched overboard or floats free
of sinking ship.
b. A white electric water light is attached to each
float by a suitable lanyard. At least two paddles are
lashed to the sides. Other equipment aboard a float
will vary with the type of vessel but all of it will be
lashed securely by suitable lanyards which travel com-
pletely around the float. This type of lashing permits
easy access to equipment even if the float has been
launched bottom side up.
25. CARBON-DIOXIDE RUBBER BOAT (fig. 31). This
is a collapsible rubber boat self-inflated by carbon diox-
ide contained in a large bulb with a hand valve. The
boat has bags along the inside for equipment. Equip-
ment varies with the type of boat but usually includes:
1 first-aid kit.
1 fishing kit.
2 collapsible oars.
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