Translation of breeches buoy in Spanish:

breeches buoy

andarivel de salvamento, n.


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    andarivel de salvamento masculine
    • Three of the crew were taken ashore by breeches buoy but the vessel then slid off the rocks.
    • The rescuers used breeches buoys and lifeboats to bring the crew and passengers to shore.
    • A sailor from the sinking ship would climb into the breeches buoy and be pulled to shore.
    • Lifesavers hauled the breeches buoy back and forth to the wreck until the last person, usually the captain, was safe.
    • The breeches buoy would be passed hand over hand down a line, shot from a rocket on the shore to reach the ships.