Our bodies were tugging at the life belts that held us firmly in our seats.
"Get life belts, put them on, and then go on deck," said Jim shortly.
We had no means of escape but for those who had managed to retain their life belts.
He ordered us to take off our life belts and throw them on deck, which we did.
Life belts were always in evidence, and boat stations practised daily.
For the voyage, beside the provisions and extra fuel and oil, life belts had been provided, and not a detail had been overlooked.
Ignoring the cries of those who had life belts or were swimming strongly, they rapidly picked up survivors.
Life-saving appliances to the requirements of the board of trade, including boats and life belts.
The passengers were roused and orders given to get them on deck, and life belts were served out.
We were given orders on the twelfth day to sleep in our clothes with our life belts on during the rest of the trip.