MAC is sometimes inclined to the believe that the most used piece of personal protective equipment is a pair of crossed fingers. It’s hard enough to get some seafarers, especially those in the fishing industry, to wear lifejackets at all, looking after them is another matter as service company Seasafe Systems reveals on its website.
Pictures on Seasafe’s rogues gallery shows the sorry state of some of the lifejackets the company has come across. They are quite disturbing.
That said, the attention paid to lifesaving equipment of all kinds is often not what it should be, from lifejackets to survival suits to lifeboats and liferafts.
Might be a good idea to check yours.