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'Life Raft Training'
Photos by Chris Wilhelm


July 08, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - Crew members from the Coral Princess participated in a training drill at the Ketchikan High School swimming pool Thursday. The drill required that the staff right the life raft alone and then climb aboard while their trainer sprayed water on them with a hose to simulate ocean spray.

Flipped Life Raft that Coral Princess crew members
in the water prepare to right for boarding...

Pool manager Karen Taylor said this training goes on every year for every Princess ship.  She said two training sessions have been completed and the rest will be done over the course of the summer.

jpg spray victims

Trainer spraying the crew... simulating ocean spray
as the crew boards the life raft.


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