Accession Number : ADD001877

Title :   Man Overboard Package.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schnirel,David R ; Zimmerman,William T ; Barsell,Birger E ; Christensen,Charles M

Report Date : 03 Jun 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent concerns a life saving equipment which is rocket propelled into the wake of a ship from a shipboard launcher which houses a line having the life saving equipment connected thereto. A pyro delay cutter and spring device within a container which houses the equipment cooperate to jettison the equipment at a specific time interval after launch and at a position substantially remote from the ship.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Life saving, *Shipboard, Jettisonable equipment, Life rafts, Rocket propulsion, Rocket launchers, Igniters, Springs, Drowning, Cold regions, Time dependence, Safety

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE