Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Types of Life Jacket's and Applications

The Indian Coast Guard and State Law Enforcement agencies require and/or recommend different Types of life jacket's for different applications. Make sure you are aware of the requirements for your state before you select your life jacket. While Buying Boat in India you should be aware of various Life Jackets and its applications. You also have to keep keep life jackets for Safety in your Boat and Yachts.
Most adults need an extra 7 to 12 pounds of buoyancy to keep their head above water. For a list of minimum buoyancy for each type of life jacket.

Offshore life jacket
This life jacket is designed for extended survival in rough, open water. It usually will turn an unconscious person face up and has over 22 pounds of buoyancy. This is the best life jacket to keep you afloat in remote regions where rescue may be slow in coming

Near shore buoyant vest
This "classic" life jacket comes in several sizes for adults and children and is for calm inland water where there is chance of fast rescue. It is less bulky and less expensive than an offshore and many will turn an unconscious person face-up in the water


Buoyancy aid
These life jackets are generally considered the most comfortable, with styles for different boating activities and sports. They are for use in calm water where there is good chance of fast rescue since they will generally not turn an unconscious person face-up. Flotation aids come in many sizes and styles.

Throwable device
These are designed to be thrown to a person in the water. Throw able devices include boat cushions, ring buoys, and horseshoe buoys. They are not designed to be worn and must be supplemented by wearable life jacket. It is important to keep these devices immediately available for emergencies, and they should not be used for small children, non-swimmers, or unconscious people.

Special use devices
Special use devices include board sailing vests, deck suits, pullover vests, work vests, some hybrid life jackets, inflatable life jackets with ISAF/ORC harness and others. They are only appropriate for specific uses or conditions.

Inflatable Life Jackets
Inflatable life jackets rely on inflatable chambers that provide buoyancy when inflated. Uninflated, inflatable life jackets are less bulky than inherently buoyant life jackets. The specific type of life jacket is determined by characteristics such as its amount of buoyancy, its in-water performance and its type of inflation mechanism. To understand the details of a life jacket, read the life jacket label and owners manual. All inflatables contain a backup oral inflation tube (which also serves as the deflation tube).

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