Dart lifejacket clinic

lifejackets

Dart Lifeboat Station held their annual Lifejacket Clinic on Saturday 21 April. John Yunnie, Sea Safety Officer for the Dart lifeboat and his colleague from Totnes, Max Majendie, had arranged the clinic and John said he was very pleased with the turn out.  Three staff from Ocean Safety Marine based in Plymouth provided the checks, as they had done for the previous two years. Chris Robinson from Shipmates Chandlery in Dartmouth was on hand to supply spare lifejacket parts. The commonest cause of failure was due to corrosion of lifejacket cylinders which needed to be replaced.
By the end of the session 104 lifejackets had been checked and of those16 were marked as failures.
The next day another lifejacket clinic was held at Totnes with a total of 46 lifejackets being checked, of which 13 were failures.
John added, “It is imperative to have lifejackets checked each year at the beginning of the sailing season and to wear them when on the water – they are useless unless worn. 

Posted on Mon 16 Apr 2012 by

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