Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the Fiscal Year Ending ... (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1888
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Page 343 - This tailblock should be hauled on board as quickly as possible to prevent the whip drifting off with the set or fouling with wreckage, etc. Therefore, if you have been driven into the rigging, where but one or two men can work to advantage, cut the shot line and run it through some available block, such as the throat or...
Page 345 - ... as it will hold (four to six), and secure the hatch on the outside by the hatch bar and hook, signal as before, and the buoy or car will be hauled ashore. This will be repeated until all are landed. On the last trip of the life car, the hatch must be secured by the inside hatch bar.
Page 361 - After reaction is fully established there is great danger of congestion of the lungs, and if perfect rest is not maintained for at least...
Page 345 - In signaling as directed in the foregoing instructions, if in the daytime, let one man separate himself from the rest and swing his hat, a handkerchief, or his hand; if at night, the showing of a light and concealing it once or twice will be understood; and like signals will be made from the shore.
Page 343 - Make the tail of the block fast to the lower mast, well up. If the masts are gone, then to the best place you can find. Cast off shot line, see that the rope in the block runs free, and show signal to the shore.
Page 344 - These instructions being obeyed the result will be as shown in Fig. 17. 55. Take particular care that there are no turns of the whip line around the hawser. To prevent this, take the end of the hawser up between the parts of the whip before making it fast. When the hawser is made fast, the whip cast off from the hawser, and your signal seen by the life-saving crew, they will haul the hawser taut and by means of the whip will FIG.
Page 361 - Thus the limbs of the patient should be rubbed, always in an upward direction toward the body, with firm-grasping pressure and energy, using the bare hands, dry flannels, or handkerchiefs, and continuing the friction under the blankets or over the dry clothing. The warmth of the body can also be promoted by the application of hot flannels to the stomach and armpits, bottles or bladders of hot water, heated bricks, etc., to the limbs and soles of the feet.
Page 342 - Destitute seafarers are provided with food and lodgings at the nearest station by the Government as long as necessarily detained by the circumstances of shipwreck. The station crews patrol the beach from...
Page 342 - Costón signal, hastens to his station for assistance. If the use of a boat is practicable, either the large life-boat is launched from its ways in the station and proceeds to the wreck by water, or the lighter surf-boat is hauled overland to a point opposite the wreck and launched, as circumstances may require.
Page 360 - If natural breathing be not restored after a trial of the bellows movement for the space of three or four minutes, then turn the patient a second time on the stomach, as directed in Rule II. rolling the body in the opposite direction from that in which it was first turned, for the purpose of freeing the air passages from any remaining water.

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