Safety at sea

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SAFETY AT SEA 1. IMPROVING VOCABULARY. Match the following pictures related to fire fighting with its corresponding definition. FIRE FIGHTING a Firefighter's axe or fire axe – It has a pick-shaped pointed poll (area of the head opposite the cutting edge). It is often decorated in vivid colors to make it easily visible during an emergency. Its primary use is for breaking down doors and windows. bDry powder extinguishers are ideal for use against class A, B & C fires. Highly effective against petrol and volatile liquids which makes them ideal for vehicle protection. A good all-rounder makes dry powder an excellent choice for both industrial and domestic premises. Fireman's helmet. Fireman’s helmet with neck curtain and face shield.

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Fire Fighting Suitconsisting of following items: 1 jacket with hood - aluminized 2 helmet detachable 3 trousers - aluminized 4 gloves - aluminized 5 boots- heat protective 6 carrying bag A fire hose is a high-pressure hose used to carry water or other fire retardant (such as foam) to a fire to extinguish it. Outdoors, it is attached either to a fire engine or a fire hydrant. The usual working pressure of a fire hose canvary between 8 bar and 20 bar (0.8 to 2.0 MPa or 100 to 300 psi), while its bursting pressure can be up to 83 bar (8.3 MPa or 1200 psi). (This level of pressure emitted by the hose can actually break in a weak brick wall.) Leather gloves for fire suit. The only requirement for gloves in the SOLAS regulations is for them to be electrically non-conductive. The new gloves are lined with loop pileKevlar and knitted Kevlar cuffs to improve comfort and heat insulation. The back of the loop pile is woven Kevlar to give slash and puncture resistance. The interior is covered in black leather.

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Wheeled (portable) fire extinguisher. Utilizes the cooling, soaking and penetrating effect of a 45-55 ft. stream of water. Very effective for inexperienced operators foruse as a Class A fire extinguisher. Alcohol Resistant fire agent is effective on Class B fires in a wide variety of materials such as alcohols, polar solvents, hydrocarbons and combinations such as gasohol. Breathing apparatus. An appliance that enables a person to function in irrespirable or poisonous gases or fluids; contains a supply of oxygen and a regenerator which removes the carbon dioxideexhaled.

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2. IMPROVING VOCABULARY. Match the following pictures related to lifesaving with its corresponding definition. LIFESAVING Fog gong. (navigation) A gong used as a fog signal. It is part of the Lifeboat / Life raft equipment and it consists of a brass gong with soft beater.

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Emergency food rations. Used to provide a balanced diet for survival at sea,approved worldwide for use onboard lifeboats and life rafts. The high quality packaging also includes directions for use in different languages.

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Lifeboat light. Position light and interior light for lifeboats and rescue boats. Accepted at free fall rescue boats from 30m height. Requires external power, 12-30 VDC. A steady halogen powered light.

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Lifeboat compass. Description:2 3/4" easy to read direct reading dial. 12 volt night illumination. Built in compensators to easily adjust deviation. Powerful directive force magnets for fast heading lock on. Movable sun shield. High temperature composite construction for extended operation range. 2

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Immersion suit. It serves to prevent the loss of body heat when submerged in cold water. It is well known that aperson's chances of survival when immersed in water are improved only by the ability to remain dry and maintain the body temperature at a comfortable level. The Immersion suit is designed to protect you in situations where the danger of hypothermia is great, thereby greatly increasing your chances of survival. Lifesaving signals on a waterproof card. International search and rescue communication...
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