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Pilot disembarking M/V Sea Hope, San Francisco


published on 11 October 2021 51 -

Found on YouTube. Created by "NAVY LOVER ⚓". Originally published on 2021-10-09.
Editor's note:
Please do not wear a backpack that prevents the lifejacket from inflating! There are only a few Life Jackets that inflate correctly even with a backpack. Think of your safety! Often you are your own worst enemy...
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