A Practical Guide to Lifeboat Survival
Naval Institute Press, 1997 - Boats and boating - 140 pages
When three French sailors were rescued after 13 days adrift in the Pacific, they attributed their survival and rescue to a manual required aboard all French lifeboats. That manual has now been translated into English and is here available to the American public. Survivors and professionals alike wholeheartedly recommend this priceless guide for everyone venturing to sea. 150 drawings. 2 ocean-current charts. Plotting tool.
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