Lifeboats – What Equipments Inside? Launching & How do they work?


Today Ima show you how lifeboat works, the
lifesaving equipment inside and well… Taste emergency ration. There’s a 360 version that gives you a more
interactive experience so make sure to check it out afterwards. Do note that different ships have different
types and sizes of lifeboats. There are tons of manufacturers out there
and they all make different models, either opened or totally enclosed, davit launched
or free fall. So if you are new to a ship make sure to read
the manuals on how to operate one, it might just save your life. Ours is a davit-launched type. The two cradles swings out and lower the lifeboat
by fall wire when activated. Let’s check out the inside first, we’ll
be going in from the aft hatch. As you can tell the interiors aren’t that
comfortable, everything is design only for survival in mind, which is to fit as many
people as possible. The space inside the boat is like an oval
with center blocked off by structural reinforcements. The orange bits are Padding and cushions. The lifeboat equipment is mostly stored under
the seats in compartments. This is the command console, conning seat. Let’s take a closer look at the control
console. We have the engine ignition, steering wheel,
throttle, compass, lights, hydrostatic hook release, and painter release. Underneath where I am sitting is the diesel
engine. Next to the seat is this remote wire that’s
connected to brake governor. It’s part of the system to lower the lifeboat
which you can do so from two locations, outside or inside the boat. No matter which way, first there’s three
securing pins that we must take out, 2 on each cradle stopper and 1 on the brake governor. From the outside, you just lift up the brake
governor and the cradle will swing out. If the seas are calm you should release an
embarkation ladder and climb down. Only in an emergency situation should you
ever jump into the water directly because it’s quite dangerous, you have to worry
about debris, hypothermia and swimming rough seas etc. To lower from the inside, you can just pull
onto the remote wire that I talked about as it is connected to the brake governor. Either way, once the boat is in or near the
water, activate the hydrostatic hook release and or you are good to go. And now onto the lifeboat equipment, the lifesaving
equipment are standard and found in most if not all lifeboats because IMO enforces it
under the SOLAS and LSA Code. Let’s start off with the most important
one. “Survival at Sea” Booklet
Under a real emergency situation, everyone will be panicking and draw a blank as to what
to do. So once arrive at a lifeboat first thing to
do is to open this book and start from there, it tells you step by step how to proceed and
what to check for, like selecting a leader, assigning duties, checking that all hatches
and openings are covered. Further down the book you’ve even got what
fish is edible, how to navigate by stars, and what birds which. It really has everything you need to survive
at sea. The Designated Rescue boats will have extra
Lifejackets, Immersion suits and a set of towing lines made of nylon. Sea Sick Tablets, one of the first things
the survival at sea book will tell you is to distribute sea sick pills and take one
each. Throwing up inside the lifeboat affects everyone’s
wellbeing and morale, might even cause a chain reaction. Buoyant Oars, for rowing in the event the
engine runs out of fuel. Boat Hooks No… its really just to grab things or lines. Sea anchor, this cone shape anchor helps stabilize
the boat. Thermal Protective Aids, TPA, you wear this
like a cocoon to keep warm. Inside our pyrotechnic box we have
Rocket Parachute Flares Buoyant Smoke Signals
And Hand Flares The instructions are all printed on the items,
flares are best used at night. Smoke for day time. Smoke and flares should be facing down wind
to avoid blow back. Rocket parachute obviously you should point
it up. Lifeboat Rations and Water Buoyant rescue quoit, toss it to a person
in the waters and pull them in. Fishing Tackle, to catch fish Bailer, to scoop water out if water gets into
the boat First Aid Kit, all kinds of medical first
aid items inside. Tin Opener Measuring Cup, to ration water. Dipper to grab water or sample the sea bed. Hatchet, to chop anything Muti-purpose Jack Knife, for mult-purpose. Torch & Spare Battery Spare Whistle Sea Sick Bags Signaling Mirror, there’s a hole at back that is actually see through so during day
time you point it at a ship and wiggle it around to reflect the sun ray. Hopefully it will catch the attention of the
target ship. Life-saving signal card, its waterproof and
ours comes in English and Chinese. Bucket. Radar Reflector, its often underestimated. this small aluminum thing can actually paint
a target on radar as large as a 300m ship. Fire Extinguisher, dry powder Rain Collector, stick this outside when it rains and it will funnel the water through
the tube. Whosh and that’s it, if you liked this video
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it down below, join the discussion, and I’ll see you next time 😀

100 thoughts on “Lifeboats – What Equipments Inside? Launching & How do they work?

  1. I did the lifeboat training in Norway before I was allowed to work on Frigg field installing computers back in the early 80s. This brings back some memories.

  2. Thank you.When the world ends and we all start to fight for food I will know where to find a good stash no one will be looking for .

  3. I for one am glad I got here. No one takes the time to examine what they have to work with till you’re in the situation. It might be too late if you don’t know what’s available. It might save someone from going back to their cabin for safety gear when it’s already in the life boat. Something like this should be in their cabin or common area so people are informed. They also need to know how to release the boat in case the crew is unavailable. But they also need to know when it’s time to lower it so people aren’t stranded onboard. In the end what good is a lifeboat if you don’t know how and when to release it? Thanks for the video information.

  4. During Emergency i will be Calmly seating while Looking at this guy. His to Cute for the fish to eat. 😍✌

  5. I'm here because I'm currently reading life of Pi and now too curious of what a lifeboat of a ship look like. Thanks for the video!

  6. I really wanted to watch this but that shitty music put me off….. is that what you listen to in the gay bar?

  7. Whoah, that's a rich lifeboat. I expected one of those yellow inflatable pontoons and this thing even has an engine.

  8. Whoa I just watched captain Phillips and it was the same exact life boat and a cargo ship wow and this was in recommended

  9. If the crew of El Faro had had these covered types of life boats , instead of the old open types, they might all be alive. The open type were no match for hurricane Joaquin. The fact that they found themselves right smack in the middle of a hurricane is a sad combination of the captain's absurd risk taking and bad weather info.

  10. If the crew of El Faro had had these covered types of life boats , instead of the old open types, they might all be alive. The open type were no match for hurricane Joaquin. The fact that they found themselves right smack in the middle of a hurricane is a sad combination of the captain's absurd risk taking and bad weather info.

  11. If the crew of El Faro had had these covered types of life boats , instead of the old open types, they might all be alive. The open type were no match for hurricane Joaquin. The fact that they found themselves right smack in the middle of a hurricane is a sad combination of the captain's absurd risk taking and bad weather info.

  12. If the crew of El Faro had had these covered types of life boats , instead of the old open types, they might all be alive. The open type were no match for hurricane Joaquin. The fact that they found themselves right smack in the middle of a hurricane is a sad combination of the captain's absurd risk taking and bad weather info.

  13. If the crew of El Faro had had these covered types of life boats , instead of the old open types, they might all be alive. The open type were no match for hurricane Joaquin. The fact that they found themselves right smack in the middle of a hurricane is a sad combination of the captain's absurd risk taking and bad weather info.

  14. I think this and similar videos, along with lifeboat drills, should be required viewing for all taking a cruise or working a cruise.

  15. We went on one of them type lifeboats and they were brilliant. Enclosed and pretty powerful too with around 100 capacity

  16. fishing tackle.. for catching fish.. and eating them raw? What are you supposed to do with fish, without a way to cook them?

  17. Great video,
    Only you made a rather big and dangerous mistake.
    By showing the hook release unit and mention painter release mechanism.
    In emergency you cant make such mistake.

  18. Some kind of tracking device. That would be on my list. The shortest amount of time out there is the best amount of time.

  19. Several years ago I went on a cruise to Mexico and one night I could have sworn I saw flares in the distance. I thought well the people driving this huge ship know more than me so if they ain't turning it must be nothing. To this day I wonder….

  20. I'm an old lady and doubt very much I will ever find myself on a lifeboat. However, I found your video fascinating. Very nicely done. You have great video skills. ~Sherrie in South Carolina

  21. Hopefully Carnival cruise lines doesn't leave passengers stuck in lifeboats for days like they left passengers without electricity and running water for days several times

  22. In addition, new rules of SOLAS life boats should handle a mini ARPA and at least 2 tokey wokey with 3 batteries external

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