This short video was officially released by Viking, the world recognized manufacturer of the shipboard lifesaving appliances. It is devoted to the cradle mounted inflatable liferafts, both those that require a launching davit, and the throw-overboard ones. The instructions show step by step procedure that needs to be followed in order to launch the subject appliance in a safe and fast manner, starting from the very beginning.
The instructions contained in the video are exceptionally clear and easy to follow, making the process understandable even to the absolute beginner. While the first part of the video addresses the process involving the launching davit, its second half is dealing with the liferafts that are simply thrown overboard, thus not requiring any of the launching appliance.
It is absolutely needless to say that the sound knowledge of the launching procedure is critically important to all crew members not limited to the officers since it can eventually save someone’s life in case of an emergency. It is necessary for all crew members to watch this short instructional video as part of their shipboard training in connection with the use of the lifesaving equipment.