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bote salvavida (es); canot de sauvetage (fr); спасательное судно (ru); Rettungsboot (de-ch); Motorrettungsboot (de); čamac za spasavanje (sr-el); lifeboat (en-gb); чамац за спасавање (sr-ec); чамац за спасавање (sr); 救難艇 (ja); Redningsbåd (da); σωστική λέμβος (el); Łódź ratownicza (pl); bergingsbåt (nb); motorreddingboot (nl); Lifeboat (en-ca); Bergingsbåt (nn); သက်ကယ်လှေ (my); 구조선 (ko); lifeboat (en); قارب نجاة (ar); záchranná loď (cs); bad achub (cy) моторное судно, предназначенное для спасения людей (ru); bateau conçu à sa construction pour porter assistance aux équipages des navires en difficulté ou en perdition (fr); boat rescue craft designed to attend a vessel in distress (en); قارب يُلحق بالسُفُن لإنقاذ الرُكَّاب عند اللزوم (ar); loď určená k asistenci lodím nacházejících se v nouzi (cs); Wasserfahrzeug zur Personenrettung und Hilfeleistung (de) rescue lifeboat (en)
boat rescue craft designed to attend a vessel in distress
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Categorisation help on ships' lifeboats versus ships' boats versus search and rescue boats versus rescue lifeboats[edit]

  • Shore-based rescue boats were commonly called "lifeboats" in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the United Kingdom "search and rescue boats" are still named "lifeboats". Where this term is used, shore-based rescue boats may be classified as "rescue lifeboats".
  • Not every ships' boat is a Ships' lifeboat. A "lifeboat" generally has survival gear, is built to survive rough water, and can carry more than a few people. Lifeboats carried on ships, to provide for evacuation of personnel in the event of sinking or fire, should be classified as "ships' lifeboats". "Ships' lifeboats" may double as tenders. "MOB (man overboard) boats" are rescue boats carried on ships. They are generally small, fast, and equipped with rescue gear.

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