Testing Lifeboats in the Artic
Norsafe launched and tested Lifeboats in the Arctic in this article in The Maritime Executive to find out what it takes to meet IMO Polar Code
Volonteers to spend 24 hrs in a liferaft in the North Sea, according to this article .
December 13th, 2014
67 year old Ron Ingraham survive for 12 days at sea in his sailboat after being blown off course on a fishing trip around the hawaiian islands. The story was covered in all the US news outlets
Does this qualify as a story of lifeboat survival? After all, he had his entire sailboat with him, although it was dissabled in its ability to sail due to some mast damage, he did still have a mast and sails, and fishing gear. He said he ran out of water and had to "hydrate on fish".
Here is an article on Ingrahams experience in the LA times
September 22nd, 2014
Here is a tally of all the historic reports available on accidental and intentional voyages between the Polynesian Islands titled Table of Accidental and Deliberate Voyages
Lifeboat not large enough for number of people onboard.
Tale of survival after they swim 6 k to nearest island, which has no water, but an active volcano instead.
Aug 15 2014 article in Australian news
Titanic tale of survival
A Message from Embattled Association President Smith
Ever wonder if your Lifeboat will be ready when you need it? I do. That's why every year I have the crew bust her out of the deck chocks and take her for a spin