Lifeboat (rescue)

  • a rescue lifeboat is a boat rescue craft which is used to attend a vessel in distress, or its survivors, to rescue crew and passengers. it can be hand pulled, sail powered or powered by an engine. lifeboats may be rigid, inflatable or rigid-inflatable combination hulled vessels.

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A rescue lifeboat is a boat rescue craft which is used to attend a vessel in distress, or its survivors, to rescue crew and passengers. It can be hand pulled, sail powered or powered by an engine. Lifeboats may be rigid, inflatable or rigid-inflatable combination hulled vessels.

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