From my boat they look a bloody long way up. I hope there's a safety
notice giving the minimum depth
for safe release, they must go in at quite a lick, even if they are a bit blunt at the front end. We see them at the Southampton
Docks on Bulk Car Ships, and Container Vessels where most of the crew are so far above waterline that they have lifts just to get to deck
lebel, then a few levels of staircases to get to the bottom. I was involved in chipping out cocoa butter after a tanktainer split. It was fluidish in the Panama
, Toffee in the UK. The Port Athorities refused to let it leave unless the bilge
pumps were shown to be working. A SLOW JOB.
And those lifeboats are definitely not built for sea worthyness. Sea sickness
being less of a problem than an LPG ship on fire!!!