Accession Number : AD0783555

Title :   Flotation for Stokes Litter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A flotation system for the Stokes litter, protective frame, and trolley block used in manila highline operations was designed and tested. The system is compatible with the flotation collar design used in other Coast Guard Stokes Litter applications. It floats the patient with the water level not higher than the suprastranal notch and with his head back. It returns to the upright position if overturned and does not require the patient to wear a personal flotation device. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Stretchers, *Flotation, Marine safety equipment, Floating bodies, Buoyancy, Ballast, Naval equipment, Coast Guard research

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE