Rogues Gallery of Lifejackets
The MVS is urging all units to make sure that their lifejackets have been serviced by a professional company and that they have a certificate confirming this.
The policy for commercial companies is for lifejackets over ten years old to be discarded as they cannot have a safety certificate.
Lifejackets over ten years old should not be used for MVS activities.
All lifejackets should have a date of manufacture on the label that can be found inside.
AVO South, Lynn Peppitt reports that over the last couple of weeks she has taken two privately owned life jackets to be tested and both failed.
Both of them looked to be in perfect condition.
A Rogues Gallery of lifejackets in shocking conditions can be found here on the SeaSafe website.