New Lifeboat Resembles Casket (Aug, 1931)
New Lifeboat Resembles Casket
ABOUT the strangest, and perhaps the most ominous craft yet to make its appearance in marine circles is a life saving boat that resembles a casket. Its unusual appearance, however, does not hinder its effectiveness as a means of rescuing and keeping shipwreck victims safely afloat, for the boat can neither capsize nor sink. It is buoyed up by pontoons on either side, and will remain afloat in the heaviest of seas.
For picking up swimmers from the water after a shipwreck, a row of hand rails are affixed to the side, which can be grasped when the boat comes close.