>USCG – Guidance re Lifejackets and Immersion Suits

>The US Coast Guard released guidance with respect to new SOLAS amendments affecting the Life-Saving Appliances (LSA) Code and the Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances requirements for lifejacket and immersion suit approval and carriage, effective 1 July 2010.

The Coast Guard has determined that lifejackets and immersion suits meeting the new SOLAS standards will be considered to have equivalent performance characteristics as those specified in current USCG regulations.

The Coast Guard anticipates eventual issuance of specific new regulations to implement the recent SOLAS amendments. NVIC 03-10 (11/10/10).