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(of a boat) designed to right itself when capsized.
- ‘A locally designed and built self-righting search-and-rescue boat joined the national coast guard fleet yesterday to help beef up its disaster-relief capabilities.’
- ‘The 47-foot motor lifeboats are the backbone of the Coast Guard's rescue fleet and are designed to be self-righting in about 12 seconds and withstand breaking waves up to 20 feet.’
- ‘Her idea of a ‘fun job’ is putting on a crash helmet and maneuvering one of the station's two 47-foot self-righting motor lifeboats through 14-foot breaking waves.’
- ‘To add capability in maritime salvage, the coast guard said it had plans to buy six self-righting vessels and one multi-function ship with both fire fighting and towing capabilities.’
- ‘A year earlier, the intrepid oars-woman tried to row across the north Atlantic in the same 23-foot, self-righting craft, starting from North Carolina's Outer Banks.’
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