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New USCG Approved Immersion Suit...

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  1. USCG APPROVES VIKING IMMERSION SUITS FOR USE...

    Immersion suit model PS2006 manufactured by VIKING Life-Saving Equipment received a certificate of approval from the US Coast Guard (USCG) after meeting stringent safety requirements.

    The PS2006 meets the USCG standards, which require immersion suits to cover the entire body and include a hood, gloves and boots. The suit can endure a jump of nearly 15' without shifting or getting damaged, and can be donned within two minutes.

    VIKING's PS2006 immersion suit provides a stable floating position so the wearer's head is tilted enough to bring his or her mouth and nose at least 4" above the surface of the water. It can turn the body of an unconscious person in the water to a face-up position within five seconds without any auxiliary means.

    The immersion suit provides enough thermal insulation so the wearer's body temperature doesn't fall more than 2° after six hours in 32° to 35.6° water. The suit is made of 5mm neoprene with a fixed flotation device attached to the neck.

    As of July 2006, all cargo vessels traveling in cold water will be required to carry SOLAS approved immersion suits for the maximum approved number of passengers and crew member on board.

    VIKING Life-Saving Equipment model PS2006 immersion suit meets both SOLAS and US Coast Guard standards for protection in cold water during a maritime emergency.

    Producing life-saving equipment to the highest possible safety standards, VIKING continually provides high-quality, reliable products. With 45 years of experience, the global company aims to satisfy the needs of its customers with representation in over 80 countries.

    Contact VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, 1400 NW 159th St, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33169. 305-614-5800; Fax: 305-614-5810. usasales@viking-life.com; www.viking-life.com.
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