It is used to protect the wearer in open water bodies, these lifejackets provide safety in rough seas and are useful in maintaining the body in the optimum position to prevent drowning. These provide a minimum buoyancy of 10kg.
1. MSC.47(66)-1996 Amendments of the International Convention for the safety of Life at Sea 1974, and MSC.201(81).
2. MSC.48(66) the International Life-saving Appliance Code and MSC.207(81), MSC.218(82).
3. MSC.81(70) Revised Recommendation on?Life-saving Appliance MSC.200(80), MSC.226(82), MSC.323(89).