M.V. Super Ferry 12 emergency floatation system
An emergency floatation system for a water craft including an elongated inflatable buoyancy tube positioned within an interior volume defined by a contour molded cover whose perimeter is sealingly mated around a somewhat flat base member against the hull outer surface. One such assembly is connected and extending longitudinally along each side of the boat hull near the water line of the water craft. A source of compressed gas within the water craft inflates each buoyancy tube, triggered either manually or by a separate sensing unit responsive to a preselected sea water pressure or depth above the sensing unit as when the water craft is partially submerged.