Ocean Safety Reveals New Commercial Lifejacket


The UK’s largest independent safety supplier, Ocean Safety, has designed its first commercial twin chamber lifejacket. This high quality jacket is compact and easy to wear, yet fully functional for demanding maritime conditions.

The new K2 275N range offers a twin chamber lifejacket that is approved to SOLAS MED Ship’s Wheel and is manufactured under the accredited Lloyds Register ISO 9001 quality system. The K2 is designed to be extremely compact and unobtrusive, so it is wearable by professional mariners and personnel working next to water, whilst undertaking all types of work.

The K2 has a small but powerful AQ40L lifejacket light fitted as standard, and is equipped so that it can be fitted with a Kannad R10 Survival Recovery System AIS Beacon, for total peace of mind. The lifejacket is available in two covers: standard nylon cover in navy and red, and industrial grade cover for heavier duty work situations.

The high performance jacket provides over 300N  of buoyancy from both or either chamber.  This is controlled via inbuilt pressure relief valves providing the maximum in performance and safety.  Self righting capabilities and fast inflation are assured with the use of 2 x 60g Co2 cylinders.

The lifejacket has all the features that would be expected in a high specification jacket, including quick burst zip closers, crotch strap, buddy line, harness, whistle and lifting beckets.  There is also an optional spray hood.

The new K2 lifejackets, manufactured in the UK, are the first products to come off the production line of Ocean Safety’s new 12,000 sq ft facility which opened in Southampton in September. The new K2 jacket will be on display at METS Amsterdam, in November 2013.


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