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Immersion Suit

  • Q How Often Do Immersion Suits Need To Be Inspected?

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    1. Coast Guard Regulations state that Immersion Suits need to be inspected 2 years after the initial purchase.
     
    2. After the initial 2 year inspection, Immersion suits then need to be inspected at 4 years.
     
    3. After Immersion Suits are 4 years old, inspections are required annually.
  • Q How Long Can You Survive In A Suit In Cold Water?

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    The answer to this largely depends on the sea state. But if the suit is dry, and the wearer has a life jacket on, their chances are better. 
    The suit has to satisfy what's called the ‘262’, meaning that in two degree Celsius water over a six hour time period, the wearer’s core temperature can experience no more than a two degree temperature drop.
    The other key piece someone would need to survive a storm is a life jacket designed specifically to be worn with the immersion suit. It should have a soft plastic spray hood that could help keep water from splashing in your face.
    But while both the suit and lifejacket are able to float, they are not necessarily life-saving flotations, especially at high sea. These suits and life jackets work great in calm sea conditions, in low waves, and in moderate seas — but in a storm, there's no absolute guarantee.
  • Q What Are A Survival Suit's Protective Features?

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    Survival suits are generally made of waterproof rubber material, with a large zipper up the middle, built-in feet (boots) and gloves and an inflatable hood. The facemask covers nearly all of your face, with just enough room for 120° of unrestricted vision.
    The zippers are waterproof and there's high-tech front and back reflection tape that works even in the water.
    There's a marine whistle  to signal help, and the head support is designed to keep your neck at just the right angle for you to see dangerous debris and rescue boats.
  • Q What Should I Wear Under The Immersion Suit?

    A Wear what is comfortable but appropriate to the conditions you are likely to encounter if you were to have to ditch.  If you are expecting cold water, wear cold weather gear underneath.  However, you can wear as much or as little as you deem appropriate.  Unlike a wet suit, these suits are not form fitting and are not designed to be.  If they were tight, they would be impossible to put on in an emergency.
  • Q Does The UC Marine Immersion Suit float?

    A The UC Marine Immersion Suit provides floatation that is more than adequate for most people.  These suits have a minimum of 22 lbs of buoyancy and will float while full of water.
  • Q What Is A Survival Suit?

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    An immersion suit, or survival suit is a special type of waterproof dry suit that protects you in rough, cold water. The wearer should be able to put it on themselves in under two minutes. If it’s properly fitted and zippered then water can’t come in and the wearer will be protected from hypothermia.

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