Aboard ship one always hopes they never need to take a sleigh ride into an unfriendly sea but ship happens. When it does you’re going to be very pleased the guys at Petrofac and SurvivalTech are running boats through extensive tests. The following is video of their facility and a few design drawings from lifeboat engineers.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmNv65jJxdI[/youtube]

freefall lifeboat design drawing

Freefall Lifeboat Launch

Image Source: HSE.gov.uk

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