Two U.S. Merchant Marines of surviving ships are interviewed by U.S. officials.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:1 min 51 sec Sound:Yes
Wartime safety measures for United States Merchant Marines. A document reads 'Wartime Safety Measures for Merchant Marine'. Survivors of sinking ships are asked to give suggestions by U.S. officials to prevent abandoning of ship. Two Merchant Marines are interviewed by officials. They share their experience of spending days on a raft after sinking of the ship. Both the Marines are shown on a raft floating at sea. They wave to ships passing faraway but ships did not notice them on raft. Officer asks if they had any signaling device on raft. Marines says they never had any device but they used a tin can as a reflector to signal the ships. An aircraft flies overhead and Marine uses tin can to signal the aircraft and a cutter is sent for rescue. A U.S. Navy officer holds a mirror which is made required equipment of life saving raft.
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