life raft


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life raft

n.
A raft usually made of inflatable material or wood and used in an emergency on large bodies of water.
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life raft

n
(Nautical Terms) a raft for emergency use at sea
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life′ raft`


n.
a raft, often inflatable, for use in emergencies, as when a ship must be abandoned.
[1810–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.life raft - a raft to use if a ship must be abandoned in an emergencylife raft - a raft to use if a ship must be abandoned in an emergency
raft - a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
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Translations

life raft

nzattera di salvataggio
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They were able to abandon their vessel for the life raft.
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"Our search area is prioritised on the life raft option," the force said.
A post on the RNLI Facebook page said: "Hartlepool all weather lifeboat launched at 1.12pm following a request from Humber Coastguard to assist three males in a life raft whose nine-metre fishing boat had sunk approximately twp miles off Hartlepool.
Finlay Macleod, superintendent at the Fisherman's Mission in Stornoway, said: "They were all being supported by the life raft as the vessel sank but the water was too cold.
"In the context of life raft design and manufacture, ISO has many criteria covering all types of shipping, both commercial and leisure craft.
Porthcawl RNLI volunteers recovered the life raft after it was spotted adrift in the Bristol Channel on Tuesday.
The volunteers who come from across the company, including managing director Stuart Cameron, entered the life raft at 5pm on Friday and remained inside until 5pm on Saturday.
The RNLI yesterday released video footage of the life raft from the boat.
The vessel was caught in winds between 148 and 185 kilometers per hour, and one of its hatches was blown off along with its life raft, the Coast Guard said.
HOYLAKE Lifeboat was launched after fears a life raft was drifting in Liverpool Bay.