New Viking Videos Teach Lifesaving Techniques To Vessel Crews

In an emergency at sea, familiarity with the lifesaving equipment aboard could mean the difference between disaster and a successful rescue. Several new videotapes to train crews in the proper use of marine lifesaving equipment are now available to operators of commercial vessels. The films have been produced by Viking, an international manufacturer of life rafts and other marine lifesaving products.

Three instructional videos, which detail throw-overboard life rafts and davit-launchable rafts use highly effective, step-by-step teaching techniques.

In addition to a thorough description of the operation of the raft, equipment contents and parts of the raft are also described. The detailed instructions also cover the raft's emergency packs and critical equipment such as flares, paddles and sea anchors.

Other key sequences show how to facilitate loading the rafts under emergency conditions, and how to maintain discipline among passengers.

Procedures for rescuing raft passengers by helicopter are also covered.

The use of a Marine Escape Slide (MES) system in an emergency evacuation is also discussed.

For information on how to obtain these instructional videos, Circle 36 on Reader Service Card

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