What are the requirements OR regulations of inflatable life jacket as per SOLAS?

A lifejacket which depends on inflation for buoyancy shall have not less than two separate compartments and comply with the all requirements for ordinary lifejacket, and shall:2

  • inflate automatically on immersion, be provided with a device to permit inflation by a single manual motion and be capable of being inflated by mouth;
  • in the event of loss of buoyancy in any one compartment be capable of complying with the all requirements for ordinary lifejacket;
  • shall have buoyancy which is not reduced by more than 5% after 24h submersion in fresh water after inflation by means of the automatic mechanism.


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