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    Question lifeboat vs. rescue boat

    What is the difference between "lifeboat" and "rescue boat"?

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    Re: lifeboat vs. rescue boat

    Large ocean-going ships, like cruise liners, have lifeboats which can be used in an emergency when it's "Abandon ship!". These are stowed on decks and lowered into the water if the need arises.
    A Rescue Boat is a fast boat based in some port, and dispatched to help if some other small boat or craft is in trouble.

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    Re: lifeboat vs. rescue boat

    Thank you very much for the explaination!

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    Re: lifeboat vs. rescue boat

    If I can refine the explanation: A boat based on shore for the purposes of rescuing those in peroil on the sea is referred to as a lifeboat.

    Ships usually carry boats specially for rescuing persons from the sea or participating in rescue operations, these are know as rescue boats or Fast Rescue Boats (FRB)

    Bob Couttie
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    Re: lifeboat vs. rescue boat

    cute

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