Liferaft boarding aids "are inadequate"
"However much effort has gone into designing a liferaft, "it is of little benefit
to the casualty if they are unable to enter the raft due to inadequate boarding
aids." And boarding aids may well be inadequate, believes Dr Allan Keefe, research
technologist at Defence R&D Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Canadian Department
of National Defence."
SAFETY AT SEA, August 2006 (Vol.40, No.450) , p 27