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safety boat

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Definition of safety boat in English:

noun

An accompanying boat providing support in case of emergency, especially in water sports or competitive situations: Hugh will be accompanied by a 30-foot safety boat, and is making the journey in a standard sea kayak
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  • The three man/three woman team, which will be accompanied by a safety boat and an on-shore support team, will swim in relays for up to 12 hours each day for six days a week.
  • ‘The dives are shorter this time, and entail the diver swimming down to the bomb carrying the 4lb pack while the surface team feed out the detonating cord from a drum in the safety boat,’ said Lt Cdr Burden.
  • Gary continued: ‘When she had progressed onto the water, she would be alone in a boat and I would be following her in a safety boat shouting instructions.’

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