03.11.2019

LIFEBOATS OF THE WORLD — A POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SEA RESCUE

Lifeboats of the World - A Pocket Encyclopedia of Sea Rescue

Author(s) E. W. Middleton
Publisher ARCO Publishing Company
Date 1978
Pages 256
Format pdf
Size 58 Mb
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This one of the best publications on the lifeboats of those available today. As we all know, the lifeboats are deservedly considered the critically important lifesaving arrangements on board ships and offshore installations. That is why thorough knowledge and good understanding of their construction, technical features, launching and handling is an absolutely must have knowledge for every single person on board any ship.

Even though declared to be of a pocket size, the present encyclopedia boasts remarkably comprehensive coverage. The author makes an excellent tour through the different lifeboat designs. The lifeboats are grouped by the countries where they have been developed and manufacture. In addition to that, there is a separate chapter included by the author to shed some light on the most famous lifeboat disaster.

Once you have read subject chapter, you will get feel why it is so important to know and understand the lifesaving equipment you have on board – the proper and timely response to an emergency would be impossible without such knowledge. The book is full of detailed and informative color images which will be appreciated even by the people outside the industry as they make reading much more interesting.

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