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DavoDavo



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Registered: August 2014
Location: Ulladulla, NSW. Australia
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Passengers from Lakemba alongside CS Retriever
· Date: Tue, 9 September 14 · Views: 418
· Filesize: 155.7kb, 137.7kb · Dimensions: 624 x 899 ·
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Keywords: lakemba Lakemba
Date photo was taken: 6th October 1967
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chadburn
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Registered: June 2008
Location: North Yorkshire
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Tue, 9 September 14 02:54

Interesting that the Crew barring for the Officers and Passengers are wearing the old style Kapok filled B.O.T. Lifejackets which were considered to be neck breakers if you jumped in from a height, the advice being to fold your arms in front and above the Lifejacket before making the plunge.

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Geordie Chief

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James_C

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Tue, 9 September 14 06:31

They're still around. I sailed in a ship with the old BOT type lifejackets as late as 2006 (British flag)!

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Alfred Ford
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Registered: August 2010
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Tue, 9 September 14 09:32

I remember my father showing me (8 yrs.old) how to place my hands and arms should I ever have to jump overboard wearing those lifejackets. That was on the "Highland Monarch" returning to the UK (1946) after the War.
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ben27

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Tue, 9 September 14 20:38

good day davodavo,m,tue 9th sep.14.re:ss lakemba,interesting views on how to wear a lifejacket,but the good thing about this photo,is the passengers have been saved,great post,excellent photo,regards ben27
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