What are the two functions of a ‘rescue boat’ during the action of abandoning a ship?

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Asked on July 25, 2021
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The rescue boat has two functions during an abandonment:

(a) Recover persons from the water, preferably in a horizontal manner.
(b) Marshall survival craft upwind and clear of toxics or the dangers associated with capsize of the parent vessel.

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Answered on July 25, 2021