Ship Escape and Survival System.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This invention relates to a personnel evacuation and survival device for individual crewmen aboard ship having a quick don harness to which is attached a personnel lowering device and an automatically deployable encapsulating life raft. From an appropriate evacuation station aboard the ship, the crewman uses the device to suspend himself clear of the side and lower himself on a lifeline, the pay-out of which is controlled to provide a safe rate of descent. During the descent, a raft package is automatically released and a life raft is inflated which completely encapsulates the crewman prior to water entry.
- Marine Engineering
- Escape, Rescue and Survival