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Description: I. Survivors in liferafts. Sequence showing two inflatable liferafts secured together, adrift in a slight sea. Survivors ignite smoke signals, and wave to a Gannet aircraft which closes to pass low over the rafts. Aircraft's view of the same. MCU of survivor in doorway of the raft, holding a burning smoke candle, while another flashes with a mirror - the candle burns out and is doused, but the three men continue to look skywards expectantly, and then burst out shouting and smiling. Night shot: man holds flare aloft from liferaft. Aerial shots of two rafts seen from a circling aircraft - in the second shot one of the rafts has a flare alight, while the other begins signalling as the aircraft recedes.
II. Scenes around an abandoned ship. Crewmen floating in lifejackets are hauled into an inflated raft. HA.MS from ship's side to men in the water - liferaft is inflated but lies capsized, and has to be righted before men can board. MCU as survivor is pulled onboard liferaft. MS to a raft which only partially inflates - men in the water hang on to the sides. HA.MS over the side of the ship to an inflated liferaft tethered alongside - men board from the ship.