Since July 2006, regulations for cargo ships and bulk carriers trading outside the parallels 20 degrees north or 20 degrees south have stipulated that one fully approved immersion or abandonment suit must be carried for each crew member. The Crewsaver immersion suit range allows you to comply with these regulations.
Crewsaver immersion suits are fully approved to the current SOLAS MED regulations. They are made from 5mm fire retardant neoprene to provide good insulation and resistance to oil, sunlight and seawater. Quick and easy to put on, each is supplied in its own carry bag with donning instructions included. All seams are glued and blind-stitched to ensure they are totally waterproof. Critical areas are taped for additional reinforcement and the foot sole is reinforced. The suit also provides thermal protection. The neoprene immersion suit should be used with an approved lifejacket.
The face has a neoprene seal and, combined with a mouth and nose mask, it ensures a comfortable and secure body seal. Five fingered integral gloves provide great dexterity and for extra insulation an overglove is stowed in its own sleeve pocket. The suit also features a one-piece durable metal zip, for dependability. Ankle adjusters add to the secure and comfortable fit. We have also added further safety aids including SOLAS grade retro-reflective tape on head, chest, arms and back, plus a buddy line stowed in sleeve pocket.
Crewsaver immersion suits are already used by many of the world’s shipping lines and offshore oil and gas exploration companies. High build quality, ease of use and compact stowage are just some of the many features that make this the proven lifesaving choice.
- 40mm nylon lifting strop harness with stainless steel D-ring
- 5 finger integral latex glove for increased dexterity
- Additional over glove for increased insulation, can be stowed in its own sleeve pocket
- Unpacked and donned in under 2 minutes
- Fire retardant neoprene construction
- Waterproof zip and MED/SOLAS approved reflective tape
- Withstands the impact of a jump into water from 4.5m
- Prevents a typical wearer’s core body temperature from dropping by more than 2°C after six hours in calm water of 0-2°C