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Safety and Security Terms Translated
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safety & security seguridad y seguridad
1 buoyancy aid drijfhulp/zwemvest aide à flottabilité ayuda de la flotabilidad 1
2 capsize omslaan chavirer Kenterung vuelque 2
3 coastguard kustwacht garde côte Kastenwache 3
4 dismasted démâté 4
5 distress rocket nood pijl fusée de détresse Signalrakete cohete de señal de socorro 5
6 dry suit droogpak combinaison sèche Trockenanzug juego seco 6
7 epirb balise satellite Epirb 7
8 fire extinguisher brandblusser extincteur Feuerlascher extintor 8
9 first aid eerste hulp premier secours Erste Hilfe primeros auxilios 9
10 flare vuurpijl artifice eclairant llamarada 10
11 harness harnas harnais arnés 11
12 horn hoorn corne Horn cuerno 12
13 hypothermia onderkoeling hypothermie hipotermia 13
14 insurance verzekering assurance Versicherung seguro 14
15 life buoy reddingsboei bouée de sauvetage boya de la vida 15
16 life jacket reddingsvest gilet de sauvetage Rettungsweste chaleco salvavidas 16
17 life raft reddingsboot radeau de sauvetage Rettungsinsel balsa de vida 17
18 man overboard man overboord homme à la mer Mann Uber Bord hombre al agua 18
19 rescue redding sauvetage Rettung rescate 19
20 rescue boat reddingsboot bateau de sauvetage Rettungsboot barco del rescate 20
21 run aground vastlopen échouer auf Grund laufen funcione encallado 21
22 seasick, to be zeeziek avoir mal de mer 22
23 seasickness zeeziekte mal de mer seekrank mareo 23
24 sink zink couler fregadero 24
25 sinking zinken en train de couler sinken el hundirse 25
26 tow trekken /slepen haler schleppen remolque 26
27 towline slepentouw filin de remorque Schlepplein cable de remolque 27
28 unsinkability onzinkbaarheid insubmersibilité 28
29 unsinkable onzinkbaar insubmersible unsinkbar 29