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Sigma Work Vest Auto, 170N, ISO 12402-3 with Ocean Signal MOB1, set

Sigma Work Vest Auto Adult, 170N, ISO 12402-3, orange durable PVC fabric cover

The Sigma work vest is designed and manufactured in order to provide total safety and unrestricted freedom of motion while working.

Sigma features one chamber which can be inflated via Lalizas manual operating head (20220, certified per ISO 12402-7) or via Lalizas auto operation head (20260, certified per ISO 12402-7) and bear oral inflation tube incorporating Lalizas valves (20610, certified per ISO 12402-7).

Sigma Work Vest Auto, 170N, ISO 12402-3 with Ocean Signal MOB1
Sigma Work Vest Auto, 170N, ISO 12402-3 with Ocean Signal MOB1

The inflatable bladder, which is manufactured from High Visibility Yellow fabric, is folded into a nylon orange cover with Velcro closure and it is also equipped with Lalizas retro reflective tapes (70180) and whistle (70010, certified per ISO 12402-7 & 8).

  • 170N of buoyancy (code: 72154)

  • ISO 12402-3 Approval

  • Orange durable PVC fabric

Ocean Signal Man Over Board Locator Beacon MOB1

  • Already Pre-installed into the lifejacket

  • AIS (Automatic Identification System)

  • Integrated DSC transmitter (digital selective calling)

  • 30% (typ) smaller than competitors

  • Automatic activation

  • Simple lifejacket integration

  • 7 year battery life

  • 24+ hours operational life

  • 5 year warranty

  • Fast accurate positioning

The MOB1 is intended to be installed within the life-jacket and will activate automatically on inflation, sending the first alert within 15 seconds. The MOB1 is waterproof to 10 meters.

Sigma Work Vest Auto, 170N, ISO 12402-3 with Ocean Signal MOB1 Application
Sigma Work Vest Auto, 170N, ISO 12402-3 with Ocean Signal MOB1 Application

Product Codes

Code Description
73650 Sigma Work Vest.Auto.Adult.170N,ISO 12402-3,orange durable PVC fabric cover w/Ocean Signal MOB1,set

 

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LALIZAS Liferaft LEISURE-RAFT

Ideal for in-shore boating, the LALIZAS high quality standard Leisure-Raft is perfect for those that don’t need a full feature life raft. It is the smallest, lightest and most inexpensive life raft in the market. The LALIZAS Leisure-Raft with its light weight allows for easy deployment, and the compact size makes storage easy in the smallest spaces.

Even though this specific equipment is not stated as mandatory by law, it is crucial for your safety in case of MOB emergency.

  • TPED approved CO2 cylinder for easy transport.
  • Thermobonding technique that ensures extreme durability and reliability.
  • SOLAS Approved water activated compact led light.
LALIZAS Liferaft LEISURE-RAFT
LALIZAS Liferaft LEISURE-RAFT

Standard Equipment

• 20 ft. (6m) Painter line
• Hand pump – Sea anchor (1 piece)
• Raft knife (1 piece)
• Pressure relief valve (1 piece)
• CO2 Inflation system
• Water-activated locator light
• Ballast bags (2 pieces)
• Case (1 piece)

*3-year recommended service interval

Product Codes

Code Max Persons Container Weight (kg) A B L W H
78800 4 Canister 38kg 1170mm 1634mm 760mm 480mm 330mm
78810 6 Canister 42kg 1200mm 1956mm 760mm 480mm 330mm
78820 8 Canister 50kg 1250mm 2224mm 770mm 550mm 345mm
78830 10 Canister 56kg 1300mm 2458mm 820mm 570mm 355mm
78840 12 Canister 62kg 1350mm 2667mm 920mm 570mm 340mm
78850 4 Valise 32kg 1170mm 1634mm 680mm 250mm 400mm
78860 6 Valise 36kg 1200mm 1956mm 710mm 280mm 420mm
78870 8 Valise 38kg 1250mm 2224mm 710mm 280mm 420mm
78880 10 Valise 45kg 1300mm 2458mm 800mm 300mm 470mm

 

Read more : International Liferaft ISO-RAFT, ISO 9650-1

International Liferaft ISO-RAFT, ISO 9650-1

Lalizas ISO Life rafts, can used on recreational boats and have been tested and certified according to ISO 9650-1 testing standard. This testing standard has been adopted by the most European Countries.

Lalizas ISO life rafts are available in 4 to 12 person versions, are fitted with a single floor as standard and are designed to be extremely safe. The ISO RAFT combines, compact size and structural integrity with proven liferaft design. The LALIZAS ISO RAFT is automatically inflated by a 12-meter painter line and its inflation system provides enough gas to inflate all the buoyancy chambers. The main body of the liferaft consists of two buoyant chambers inflated through a non return valve ensuring the flotation of the liferaft.

Each chamber is capable of fully supporting the raft with its maximum number of occupants. The ISO RAFT is manufactured and tested according to ISO 9650-1 standard for Safety, and offers highly visible, stable, sheltered conditions for the occupants.It can be packed either in a canister or in a waterproof valise. The LALIZAS ISO-RAFT Inflatable Liferaft Series is initially certified by Polish Register of Shipping-1463 and furthermore approved by the Maritime Authority of the Country of Destination in case it is needed.

Drawing and dimensions
Drawing and dimensions

Features & Specifications

  • Thermally insulated floor
  • International orange, self erecting canopy with retro-reflective tapes
  • Τwin independent buoyancy tubes containing safety valves
  • Rain water collection gutter
  • Ventilation and observation port
  • Fully closeable entrance flap wit zip tape. The 10 to 12 person versions also include an additional entrance.
  • External, internal lifelines and righting device suitable for handling even by one person
  • Comprehensive international service centers
  • Operating temperature -15° C to + 65° C
  • Stowage max height: 6m above sea level

Product codes

Code Max Persons Container Weight (kg) A B L W H
78800 4 Canister 38kg 1170mm 1634mm 760mm 480mm 330mm
78810 6 Canister 42kg 1200mm 1956mm 760mm 480mm 330mm
78820 8 Canister 50kg 1250mm 2224mm 770mm 550mm 345mm
78830 10 Canister 56kg 1300mm 2458mm 820mm 570mm 355mm
78840 12 Canister 62kg 1350mm 2667mm 920mm 570mm 340mm
78850 4 Valise 32kg 1170mm 1634mm 680mm 250mm 400mm
78860 6 Valise 36kg 1200mm 1956mm 710mm 280mm 420mm
78870 8 Valise 38kg 1250mm 2224mm 710mm 280mm 420mm
78880 10 Valise 45kg 1300mm 2458mm 800mm 300mm 470mm

 

Read more : LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft,

LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft, <24h

The LALIZAS ISO RACING high quality standard Life raft is ultra-light, having a compact size which provides easy storage. Due to the lightweight material, it is ideal for racing sailboats that need to save space and weight. Its manufacturing technology and materials used, are inspired by the aviation industry to ensure maximum performance. Available in sizes for 4 – 12 people, packed either in a canister or in a waterproof valise.

The LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft is automatically inflated by a 12-metre painter line and its inflation system, provides enough gas to inflate all the buoyancy chambers. Each chamber is capable of fully supporting the raft with its maximum number of occupants. The LALIZAS ISO RACING is manufactured and tested according to ISO 9650-1 standards as last amended for Safety and offers highly visible, stable sheltered conditions for the occupants

 

Dimensions
Dimensions

Features & Specifications

  1. Thermally insulated floor
  2. International orange, self-erecting canopy with retro-reflective tapes
  3. Twin independent buoyancy tubes containing safety valves
  4. Rain water collection gutter
  5. Ventilation and observation port
  6. Fully closeable entrance flap. The 10 to 12 person versions also include an additional entrance.
  7. External, internal lifelines and righting device suitable for handling even by one person
  8. Comprehensive international service centers
  9. Operating temperature -15° C to + 65° C
  10. Stowage max height: 6m above sea level

Product Codes

Code Max Persons Container Weight (kg) A B C L W H
72371 4 Canister 29kg 1170mm 1770mm 2044mm 680mm 480mm 240mm
723711 4 Canister 29kg 1170mm 1770mm 2044mm 680mm 480mm 240mm
72372 6 Canister 32kg 1200mm 2090mm 2413mm 695mm 495mm 252mm
723721 6 Canister 32kg 1200mm 2090mm 2413mm 695mm 495mm 252mm
72373 8 Canister 36kg 1250mm 2385mm 2755mm 695mm 495mm 252mm
723731 8 Canister 36kg 1250mm 2385mm 2755mm 695mm 495mm 252mm
72374 10 Canister 42kg 1300mm 2615mm 3020mm 841mm 551mm 302mm
723741 10 Canister 42kg 1300mm 2615mm 3020mm 841mm 551mm 302mm
72375 12 Canister 45kg 1350mm 2850mm 3291mm 841mm 551mm 302mm
723751 12 Canister 45kg 1350mm 2850mm 3291mm 841mm 551mm 302mm
72376 4 Valise 27kg 1170mm 1770mm 2044mm 630mm 250mm 420mm
723761 4 Valise 27kg 1170mm 1770mm 2044mm 630mm 250mm 420mm
72377 6 Valise 30kg 1200mm 2090mm 2413mm 630mm 250mm 420mm
723771 6 Valise 30kg 1200mm 2090mm 2413mm 630mm 250mm 420mm
72378 8 Valise 34kg 1250mm 2385mm 2755mm 680mm 300mm 430mm
723781 8 Valise 34kg 1250mm 2385mm 2755mm 680mm 300mm 430mm
72379 10 Valise 38kg 1300mm 2615mm 3020mm 740mm 340mm 470mm
723791 10 Valise 38kg 1300mm 2615mm 3020mm 740mm 340mm 470mm

Product Details

Standard Equipment

1. Portable buoyant bailer (1pc)
2. Sponge (2pcs)
3. Pair of buoyant paddles (1pc)
4. Whistle (1pc)
5. Waterproof torch /bulb (2pc)
6. Signalling mirror (1pc)
7. Anti-seasickness pills/per person (6pcs)
8. Seasickness bag/per person (1pc)
9. Red hand flare (in accordance with SOLAS LSA Code Chapter III, 3.2) (3pcs)
10. Red parachute flares (in accordance with SOLAS LSA Code Chapter III, 3.1) (2pcs)
11. Repair kit (1pc)
12. Bellow (1pc)
13. Operational Manual (1pc)
14. Table of the life-saving signals (1pc)
15. Log Book + Immediate actions Card (1pc)
16. Mooring Ring with 30m rope (1pc)
17. Safety knife connected to the liferaft, buoyant, fixed blade, rounded tips (1pc)
18. Floating anchor with 30m rope (1pc)

Product Documents

Approvals – Type Approval Certificate
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 10 persons
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 12 persons
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 4 persons
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 6 persons
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 8 persons
Approvals – Other Approvals
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 10 persons-FR
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 8 persons-CR
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 12 persons-CR
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 8 persons-FR
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 12 persons-FR
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 4 persons-CR
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 4 persons-FR
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 6 persons-CR
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 10 persons-CR
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft 6 persons-FR
Brochures
LALIZAS ISO RACING Liferaft Product Brochure
LALIZAS_ISO_RACING_Liferaft_Brochure_DE
LALIZAS_ISO_RACING_Liferaft_Brochure_ES
LALIZAS_ISO_RACING_Liferaft_Brochure_FR

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LALIZAS Liferaft OCEANO, Open Reversible

One of safety equipment for marine among others are LALIZAS Liferaft OCEANO, Open Reversible

MED Approved by DNV GL

  • Ideal for passenger ships operating in coastal or inland waters
  • Equipment Pack: HSC Pack
  • Available Capacities: from 25 to 65 Persons
  • GRP Canister
  • Durable Rubber Fabric
  • Double Chambered Tubes
  • Stowage Height up to 10m (Painter line up to 20m)
  • Fully operational at temperatures from -180C up to +650C
  • Global Service Stations Network
  • Supplied with Deck Cradle in wooden box
Dimension
Dimension

Product Codes

Code Max Persons Pack A B C D E H Cradle Dimensions (mm)
79898 25 HSC 712mm 4114mm 4114mm 1090mm 615mm 530mm 600 x 560
79899 30 HSC 746mm 4474mm 4474mm 1230mm 630mm 550mm 600 x 560
79900 50 HSC 854mm 5680mm 5680mm 1490mm 757mm 678mm 600 x 660
79901 65 HSC 914mm 6434mm 6434mm 1700mm 765mm 680mm 600 x 660

 

Product Documents

Approvals – SOLAS
OR Liferafts_module B
Manuals
LALIZAS Liferaft OCEANO, Open Reversible

LALIZAS Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Davit-Launched Self-Righting

One of safety equipment for marine among others are LALIZAS Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Davit-Launched Self-Righting

SOLAS Approved by Germanischer Lloyds

• For use on all types of passenger vessels, providing safe evacuation from the vessel’s deck.
• Equipment Packs: SOLAS Pack A or SOLAS Pack B
• Available Capacities: from 16 to 37 Persons
• GRP Canister
• Durable Rubber Fabric
• Double Chamber Tubes
• Stowage Height up to 36m (Painter Line up to 46m)
• Insulated Floor for low temperature conditions
• High Visibility Canopy with SOLAS Reflective Tapes
• Fully Operational at temperatures from -30oC up to +65oC
• Global Service Stations Network

Dimension
Dimension

Product Codes

Code Max Persons Pack Dimensions A (mm) Dimensions B (mm) Dimensions C (mm) Dimensions D (mm) Dimensions E (mm) Dimensions H (mm)
73138 16 A 1950 2950 4270 1470 750 710
73139 20 A 2200 2860 4700 1680 770 710
73140 25 A 2380 3240 5255 1660 820 715
73141 37 A 2600 3780 6280 1875 850 835
73142 16 B 1950 2950 4270 1350 700 660
73143 20 B 2200 2860 4700 1470 750 710
73144 25 B 2380 3240 5255 1470 750 710
73145 37 B 2600 3780 6280 1660 820 715

 

Product Documents

Approvals – SOLAS
LALIZAS Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Davit-Launched Self-Righting, module B
Manuals
OPERATIONAL MANUAL\

Read more : LALIZAS Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Davit-Launched

LALIZAS Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Davit-Launched

One of safety equipment for marine among others are LALIZAS Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Davit-Launched

SOLAS/MED Approved by DNV GL

• For use on all kinds of vessels, providing safe evacuation from the vessel’s deck
• Equipment Packs: SOLAS Pack A or SOLAS Pack B
• Available Capacities: from 15 to 25 Persons
• GRP Canister
• Durable Rubber Fabric
• Double Chambered Tubes
• Stowage Height up to 36m (Painter line up to 46m)
• Insulated Floor for low temperature conditions
• High Visibility Canopy with SOLAS reflective tapes
• Fully operational at temperatures from -300C up to +650C
• Global Service Stations Network
• Supplied with Deck Cradle in wooden box

*Impa Code 330220

Dimensions
Dimensions

Product Code

Code Max Persons Pack A B C D E H
73134 16 A 1800 3392 3302 1350 700 700
73135 16 B 1800 3392 3302 1285 670 670
79885 20 A 1850mm 3815mm 3715mm 1470mm 750mm 710mm
79886 25 A 2000mm 4225mm 4065mm 1680mm 770mm 710mm
79888 20 B 1850mm 3815mm 3715mm 1350mm 700mm 660mm
79889 25 B 2000mm 4225mm 4065mm 1470mm 750mm 710mm

Product Documents

Approvals – SOLAS
LALIZAS Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Davit-Launched

Manuals
OPERATIONAL MANUAL
LALIZAS Liferaft OCEANO operational manual
Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Instruction Manual

Read more : Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Throw Over-board

LALIZAS Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Throw Over-board Self-Righting Type

One of safety equipment for marine among others are LALIZAS Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Throw Over-board Self-Righting Type

SOLAS/MED Approved by DNV GL

• For use on all types of passenger vessels
• Equipment Packs: SOLAS Pack A or SOLAS Pack B
• Available Capacities: from 25 to100 Persons
• GRP Canister
• Durable Rubber Fabric
• Double Chambered Tubes
• Stowage Height up to 36m (Painter Line up to 46m)
• Insulated Floor for low temperature conditions
• High Visibility Canopy with SOLAS Reflective Tapes
• Fully Operational at temperatures from -30oC up to +65oC
• Global Service Stations Network
• Supplied with Deck Cradle in wooden box

Dimension
Dimension

Product Code

Code Max Persons Pack A B C D E H
72549 25 A 2250mm 3130mm 5350mm 1700mm 765mm 680mm
72550 50 A 2900mm 4275mm 7470mm 2095mm 895mm 877mm
72551 100 A 3400mm 5380mm 11090mm 2400mm 1050mm 1050mm
72552 25 B 2250mm 3130mm 5350mm 1490mm 757mm 678mm
72553 50 B 2900mm 4275mm 7470mm 1800mm 810mm 700mm
72554 100 B 3400mm 5380mm 11090mm 2095mm 895mm 995mm

 

Product Documents

Approvals – SOLAS
Self-Righting Liferafts_module B
Manuals
OPERATIONAL MANUAL

Read more : Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Throw Over-board

Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Throw Over-board

SOLAS Approved by Germanischer Lloyds

• For use on board commercial vessels engaged on international voyages.
• Equipment Packs: SOLAS Pack A or SOLAS Pack B.
• Available Capacities: from 6 to 35 Persons.
• Flat Canister option available (Capacities from 8 to 12 Persons).
• GRP Canister.
• Durable Rubber Fabric.
• Double Chambered Tubes.
• Stowage Height up to 36m (Painter line up to 46m).
• Insulated Floor for low temperature conditions.
• High Visibility Canopy with SOLAS reflective tapes.
• Fully operational at temperatures from -300C up to +650C.
• Global Service Stations Network.
• Supplied with Deck Cradle in wooden box

Code Capacity A B C D E
79867 6 prs 1200mm 2104mm 2104mm 1090mm 615mm
79872 16 prs 1600mm 3330mm 3330mm 1285mm 670mm
79873 20 prs 1600mm 4304mm 2974mm 1335mm 696mm
79874 25 prs 1650mm 4864mm 3194mm 1490mm 757mm
Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Throw Over-board
Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Throw Over-board
Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Throw Over-board drawing
Liferaft SOLAS OCEANO, Throw Over-board drawing

Types of liferafts

At present, the liferafts may be classified into throw over board type (OCEANO), davit launched type (OCEANO DL) and open reversible type (OCEANO OR).

The throw-overboard inflatable liferafts may be thrown overboard by man power or may be dropped into the sea by gravity, or may float free by means of the hydrostatic release when the ship sinks and then inflate on the sea surface. The survivors are to board by climbing down the shipside embarkation ladder or by other means.

The davit-launched liferafts are hoisted by a special davit and slewed outboard, and the raft is inflated at the outboard position by pulling the painter line, then the survivors can board the liferaft from the deck side. When the davit launched liferaft is loaded, then it is lower away onto the sea surface. The davit launched liferafts may also be used as a throw-over board liferaft.

The open reversible inflatable liferafts are used as a thrown overboard liferaft (see above). The main difference is that the floor of the liferaft is between the buoyancy tubes and after the inflation, the occupants can board immediately, whichever side of the liferaft is above the sea level.

The inflatable liferafts may also be classified according to the navigation area. For the throw over board inflatable liferafts & for the davit launched inflatable liferaft, the ship operates into A-type liferaft for ship engaged in unrestricted navigation area and the B-type liferaft for ship engaged in coastal or near-coastal navigation areas. The open reversible inflatable liferafts are applicable for high-speed crafts engaged in warm sea area in China and in the international voyages only.

Construction of Inflatable Liferafts

Throw over board (OCEANO) & the davit launched (OCEANO DL) liferafts :
These inflatable liferafts are mainly composed of four parts: the upper and lower buoyancy chambers, the canopy and arches, and the floor (Figure 1 & Figure 2).

Construction of Inflatable Liferafts
Construction of Inflatable Liferafts

The lower buoyancy chamber and the boarding ramp form a separate air cell, and the upper buoyancy chamber and the canopy arches are connected by one way valves to form one air cell. These air cells are inflated into shape by the CO2 gas stored in the bottles. The floor is also a separate air cell and this is inflated by hand bellows after boarding. Several stabilizing pockets are attached to the underside of the floor along the periphery of the lower champer, to increase the stability of raft at sea.

Two entrances fitted at both ends of the liferaft. At the front entrance a boarding ladder and a towing device are fitted, and at the back entrance a boarding ramp is fitted to enable persons to board the liferaft from the sea (the boarding ramp is connected to the lower chamber through an one-way valve; no boarding ramp is fitted to B-type liferaft except for the boarding ladder). Both the boarding ramp and boarding ladder are fitted for use by the persons in water. Lifelines are bucketed around both outside and inside the liferaft as a hand hold for persons.

Open Reversible (OCEANO OR) inflatable liferaft :
This inflatable liferaft is composed of upper and lower buoyancy tubes, floor and so on (Figure 3).

Construction of Inflatable Liferafts
Construction of Inflatable Liferafts

The section of the upper and lower buoyancy tubes is round-shaped; the appearance of the body is round or polygon when it is looked from above.

The upper and lower buoyancy tubes and its connected inflation tubes are two separate gas chambers. These chambers have their own inflation system and can be inflated automatically by steel cylinders with mixed gas of CO2 & N2 at the same time. The floor is made of single-layer antiskid fabric, which is between the two buoyancy tubes. Both the upper and lower sides have one or two discharge systems. The buoyancy tubes are equipped with lighting or indication lights and reflective materials.

The upper and lower buoyancy tubes are each equipped with a safety valve and an inflation/deflation valve. The upper and lower buoyancy tubes are each equipped with 1-2 semi-rigid boarding ramps. The upper and lower buoyancy tubes are each equipped with certain quantities of water-pockets on their tops.

Inflatable liferaft equipment

The inflatable liferaft equipment is provided in accordance with the provisions as indicated in the LSA Code, as lastly amended. The equipment of every liferaft carried by ships engaged on international voyages is as listed in the following table :

Inflatable liferaft equipment
Inflatable liferaft equipment
Inflatable liferaft equipment
Inflatable liferaft equipment
Inflatable liferaft equipment
Inflatable liferaft equipment

Note : The items and quantity of equipment will be different depending on the navigation area in which the ship is engaged. The throw over board type (OCEANO) & davit launched type (OCEANO DL) inflatable liferafts have 2 types of equipment packs : Pack A and Pack B, according to the navigation area in which the ship is engaged. The open reversible type (OCEANO OR) inflatable liferafts have standard emergency equipment pack (HSC Pack) according to HSC Code regulations.

 

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Keunggulan infatable liferaft

Keunggulan infatable liferaft

Bagi Anda pengguna kapal ferry pastinya tak asing dengan sosok benda berbentuk tabung berwarna putih yang berada di geladak penumpang. Dengan cover dari bahan fiberglass, fungsinya pun sudah diketahui sebagai alat keselamatan darurat yang digunakan kala harus dilakukan evakuasi.

Inflatable Liferaft atau sering disebut juga dengan Liferaft, adalah salah satu alat keselamatan yang sangat penting pada kapal yang sedang berlayar, terlebih pada kapal yang memuat penumpang. Liferaft adalah sebutan untuk perahu karet dengan tenda pelindung dan dilengkapi obat-obatan, perbekalan makanan dan minuman untuk keadaan darurat. Bahkan Liferaft dilengkapi beberapa benda untuk memberi tanda signal, dan alat-alat keselamatan lainnya. Liferaft dan semua perlengkapannya itu biasanya dirancang agar pemakainya dapat bertahan hidup selama satu minggu sebelum regu penolong datang.

Liferaft disimpan pada sebuah tabung yang terbuat dari fibreglass dan dicat warna putih. Disitu juga dicantumkan tanggal pemeriksaannya yang terbaru dan tanggal kedaluarsanya. Liferaft dan perlengkapannya harus diperiksa minimal satu tahun sekali.

Karena termasuk peralatan keselamatan untuk keadaan darurat, liferaft harus ditempatkan pada posisi yang mudah dicapai. Biasanya tergantung dibagian pinggir kapal. Pada saat akan digunakan, pin penahannya dibuka hingga liferaft terlepas dari kedudukannya dan jatuh di laut. Ada seutas tali yang memang dikaitkan pada pin pompa karbondioksida yang ada pada perahu karet yang masih terlipat dan tersimpan dalam tabung liferaft. Begitu tali tersebut ditarik, pompa tersebut mulai bekerja dan membuat perahu karet yang masih terlipat tadi mengembang hingga siap untuk digunakan. Selanjutnya para penumpang meloncat ke laut dan berenang menuju perahu karet itu.

Secara teori, Liferaft harusnya dapat membuka dan mengembang sendiri setelah dijatuhkan ke permukaan air. Ketinggian yang dibutuhkan agar Liferaft dapat terbuka sempurna adalah 15 meter, atau standar ketinggian pada deck pada kapal penumpang. Umumnya satu Liferaft dapat dimuati 4 sampai 8 penumpang.

Biaya yang harus dikeluarkan untuk pemeliharaan satu unit liferaft memang tak murah, namun bila dikaitkan dengan risiko yang akan ditanggung, mestinya pemilik kapal wajib mengedepankan pemeliharaan Liferaft. Tak jarang kita dengar kecelakaan kapal di laut, korban jiwa menjadi lebih banyak hanya karena kurangnya persediaan peralatan keselamatan pada kapal tersebut. Kalaupun tersedia cukup, sebagian besar peralatan keselamatan sudah tidak dapat berfungsi dengan baik. Bisa dibayangkan jika musibah itu terjadi dan benda-benda yang diharapkan bisa menjadi penolong tersebut ternyata justru tidak dapat digunakan. Padahal bukan tak mungkin, kapal yang naas itu jauh berada di tengah laut dengan cuaca yang sangat tidak bersahabat, sementara masih dibutuhkan waktu yang lama hingga datangnya tim SAR.