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Old 16 June 2011, 08:12   #1
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Liferaft canister markings?

A question for the commercial guys really, but didn't want to leave anyone out.

Who has their international call sign marked on their liferaft canisters?

Local CG are appealing for skippers to check their 'rafts are in place after being alerted to a deployed canister with no markings.
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Yep, we do and is put on fresh at every service
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I've never heard this before! (I used to work for a major marine safety manufacturer/service station). Good idea though.
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Good idea though.
Yeah, to think that the CG could be alerted to you being in a liferaft "out there somewhere" by something as simple as 50p worth of vinyl lettering.

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Small Cannister

Most liferafts now have a small cannister attached which contain all the relevant details. The problem yesterday was that the liferaft was sighted but not retrievable by the vessel that sighted it. The CG was trying all possible means to establish quickly if had been lost overboard by a serviceable craft that had not noticed. The liferaft was recovered around lunchtime by, I think, one of the CG pilot vessels.

The same scenario would occur with whatever method you use to ID the raft if the weather is adverse. The good thing about marking it is you may have a better chance of recovery should you lose yours !!

Example on link below

http://www.adecmarine.co.uk/product_details.asp?d=7&c=43&p={3D9D2824-4720-41D0-AD8A-A5163992EA46}
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The liferaft was recovered around lunchtime by, I think, one of the CG pilot vessels.
Yep, having recovered it they were still no better off as the canister had no such ID.
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