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Old 04-26-2012
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Re: Safety at Sea by MTAM

Good point Minne ref sinking the raft. Yes you are right about it being mentally hard to do. I did fly SAR in a SeaKing and we did talk about the point of the raft. However if a long line is used (100' or so) for the rescue then it should not be a factor. However if the line is short, consider doing this. We did learn this during an Air force survival course. The down-wash can be terrific and you don't want one of those thing becoming airborne. Remember when I say sink the raft, it truly does not really sink. It just sits low in the water and if need be it can be re inflated. Remember don't do this unless rescue is assured. Just a thought.

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