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Lifeboat regulations
Title : Lifeboat regulations Lifeboat regulations
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Creator : South Australian Harbors Board
Source : Regulations, instructions, and useful information for officers in charge of lifeboat and rocket life-saving stations;..., p. 9-11
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Govt. Printer
Date of creation : 1919
Format : Pamphlet
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The regulations for management of the lifeboat detail the pay rates for practice rescues, maintenance of the lifeboat, the signals for the launch of the boat in an emergency, and the signal for recall. It also emphasises that the lifeboat is for the saving of life only, not of any goods or cargo.

The responsibilities of the harbourmaster or other officer in charge of the lifeboat are outlined as are the duties of the coxswain.

The regulations cover the stowing of the boat after practice or a rescue. Again it is emphasised that 'On boarding wrecks the preservation of life is to be the coxswain's 'sole consideration' and he is on no account to take in any goods... which may endanger the safety of his boat and the lives of those intrusted to his charge...'

Coverage year : 1919
Period : 1919-1927
Place : South Australia
Further reading :

Parsons, Ronald. Southern passages: a maritime history of South Australia Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986

Moran, Vivienne Southern Ocean shipwreck trail: lost off the coast Adelaide: Heritage South Australia, 2000

Syme, Marten A. Lifeboats for Victoria: the story of lifeboats and their crews in Victoria 1856-1979 Melbourne : Roebuck Press, 2001

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State Library of South Australia: Mortlock Wing exhibitions. Wooden Walls and Iron Sides August 2004-



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