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life-saving equipment [2]click to hear

Instruments and equipment for signaling a boat’s presence and for saving people from drowning.
life-saving equipment [2] life buoy retro-reflective tape rope ring life jacket leg strap belt buckle boat hook handle hook

life buoy click to hear

Ring made of buoyant material that is thrown to anyone who has fallen overboard to help them float.

retro-reflective tape click to hear

Tape that reflects light, making it easier to find a person in the water.

rope click to hear

Nylon rope that can be caught with the boat hook to hoist a person out of the water.

ring click to hear

Rigid buoyant circle that a person in the water slips under the arms.

life jacket click to hear

Buoyant vest filled with air or plastic foam that is used to keep a person afloat.

leg strap click to hear

Adjustable nylon belt that goes between the legs to prevent the life jacket from riding up.

belt click to hear

Nylon strap that adjusts to the wearer’s size to keep the life jacket in place.

buckle click to hear

Fastener with two elements that hook together and unfasten when pressed.

boat hook click to hear

Usually telescopic pole with a tip and a hook; it is used to maneuver a boat alongside quays, to hook an object and to fathom the bottom.

handle click to hear

hook click to hear

Curved end for hooking a rope or fishing an object out of the water.