life raft

life raft

FIRST - Mass Rescue

9h ago
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A rare pre-planned exercise - we usually wait for the windiest days that co-incide with Captain Loréns schedule on the Jutlandica. Curtesy of Viking Life Saving in Denmark we had a shiny new 39-pax davit-launch life raft to attempt to connect and lift. For this occasion we had also invited the press to attend, and we had a beautiful, sunny spring day with fresh winds of around 14 m/s. Except for the fact that this was our first go at the largest liftable raft in production, we also had the goal to keep the operation as quick as we could. From launch order for the rescue boat to the raft landing on deck took just over seven minutes.