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Basic Information
What is a snow crab?
Suggested Reading
Boat P1
Boat P2
Boat P3
Wheel House
The Gear
Getting Ready
Loading the Boat
Setting Day
Setting Day P2
Setting Day P3
Setting Day P4
Setting Day P5
Hauling Traps
Hauling Videos
Trap leaves water
Emptying Trap
Emptying Trap P2
Sorting the Crab
Sorting P2
Iceing the crab
Other Boats
Off Loading
Off Loading P2
Last Day
Cape Breton Scenery
The End

The Boat Part 2

The top of the wheel house contains two pieces of safety gear. The largest item below is a life raft. It can be be automatically inflated by pulling a cord. The smaller device is a Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). An EPIRB will trigger a 'mayday' call if it is submerged in water.

life saving equipment

Below is the mast of the boat. The two tall antennas that continue off the top of the photo are for the radios. The horizontal bar on top of the mast has several GPS antennas, as well as navigation lights.
There is also an antenna that goes to a "black box". This box transmits the location of the boat to a monitoring service at all times.

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