Deploying a float without stopping the ship
The purpose of the deployment box is to protect the float against impact with the water when released from a moving ship, including cross braces designed to protect the antenna. After the box is secured with biodegradable twine knotted using lifesaver candy rings as dissolvable, biodegradable links, it will protect the float when the box hits the water. The lifesaver candy ringss will dissolve after a short time, causing the box to open, releasing the float to complete its mission. The float, in its deployment box, can be lifted over the rail and released into the water manually, or it can be lowered on a line. The process is illustrated in these photos.