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    Default Irish Coast Guard suspend operations

    Irish coastguards have suspended operations involving ILB's RIBs etc because of safety concerns over their issued life jackets.
    I can't post a link maybe someone can?
    L/J's are Rescue 400 type 275N, which have failed to inflate allegedly.
    Last edited by Ohlin Karcher; 17-11-19 at 17:56.
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    Default Re: Irish Coast Guard suspend operations

    At least not so many leisure boats out this time of year but still an awful lot of fishing and other commerciall vessels at sea.

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    Default Re: Irish Coast Guard suspend operations

    Is 'Rescue 400' a brand, or a type of lifejacket?

    If a brand, why not just fit them out with another brand?

    If a type, presumably they'll be out of action for a long time while other types are considered and approved.
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    Default Re: Irish Coast Guard suspend operations

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleSister View Post
    Is 'Rescue 400' a brand, or a type of lifejacket?

    If a brand, why not just fit them out with another brand?

    If a type, presumably they'll be out of action for a long time while other types are considered and approved.
    If what the RNLI (or SNSM or ....) are not affected, why not get a batch of them? Presumably they are all approved at some (European?) level.

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    Default Re: Irish Coast Guard suspend operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Thistle View Post
    If what the RNLI (or SNSM or ....) are not affected, why not get a batch of them? Presumably they are all approved at some (European?) level.
    Good point.
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    Default Re: Irish Coast Guard suspend operations

    Don't suppose you can just place an order for 100 RNLI lifejackets and receive them next day.

    RNLI use inshore 380n I think.

    These are 275s so you would need to let people experience them differently.

    Depending what the actual issue is you may need to get the alternative and test it .. before you order 100...

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    Default Re: Irish Coast Guard suspend operations

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleSister View Post
    Is 'Rescue 400' a brand, or a type of lifejacket?

    If a brand, why not just fit them out with another brand?

    If a type, presumably they'll be out of action for a long time while other types are considered and approved.
    Bit of detail here, goes back to 2016 ..... https://afloat.ie/safety/coastguard/...uipment-issues

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    Default Re: Irish Coast Guard suspend operations

    The Irish Coast Guard has suspended all search and rescue boat operations with immediate effect because of concerns over the safety of volunteer's lifejackets.

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    Default Re: Irish Coast Guard suspend operations

    Note, this is the Coastguard, Irish RNLI lifeboats are still operational.

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