We were in Vancouver this week to get our liferaft serviced. Scream carries an inflatable liferaft for the crew. Inflatable rafts are industry standard, and they are tested and repaired by authorized dealers every year.
The raft is in a large duffel bag that weighs almost 100 pounds. In the bag there are a half dozen flares, food, water, first aid kit, and a solar desalinater. Most of those supplies had expired and had to be replaced.
The raft was serviced by DBC Marine in Richmond. We were quite impressed with their service.
Our raft had previously been serviced in New Zealand and Cyprus.