Other Marine Gear

In document The Modern Equiment Catalog (Page 156-159)

Comet Marine Line Thrower 250

The Comet Marine Line Thrower 250 is a self-contained, single-shot, SOLAS-approved line thrower for all marine line throwing operations. Under calm conditions, it can project a line 250 metres. It uses a separate, solid propellant rocket, which is highly accurate, even in windy conditions.

Imperial Survival Suit

The Imperial Survival Suit is intended to keep you warm until you can be rescued. It is a full body, one-piece suit with integral three-fingered mitts and a hood. It is fast to put on and has a flexible face seal. There are also attachment points so that you can clip your kit on or ties yourself to a buddy. It is high-visibility orange with reflective tape and includes a light pocket and whistle.

Mar-Vel 8-Person Inflatable Life Raft

This is a standard life raft intended for eight people. It is circular, with twin buoyancy chambers (which allow the raft to remain floating if one of the chambers is punctured). It also features a through the floor bailing device (allowing the raft to be bailed in bad weather, and a rainwater-catching canopy.

There are also cords, which enable the raft to be righted if it blows over. It inflates using a compressed gas cylinder in around 30 seconds.

McIntyre Sea Marshall Man Overboard System The McIntyre Sea Marshall is similar to the beacons carried by aircrews to assist with their recover where they are forced to eject over water. It is a small radar transponder, pocket-sized (73x70x29mm) and emitting a signal on the international emergency homing frequency (121½MHz) that can be located at distances of up to 32km or so. In addition to using it on boats, it is also used by divers as an emergency device.

Mustang Breathable Immersion Work Suit

The Mustang Breathable Immersion Work Suit is a three-layer (thermal, immersion and outer three-layer) modular work suit to protect you against immersion in water, used in industrial marine environments and by the Coast Guard. It provides you with an approximate survival time of six hours when immersed in water at 0°C / 32°F. It is also made of hard-wearing materials on the outer shell to protect it from damage.

Mustang Customisable SAR Vest

Mustang’s Search and Rescue (SAR) vest can be adjusted to your individual needs – adding pockets or changing colours. It has a hydrostatic inflation device which inflates the vest when submerged in 8cm of water. It is available in a range of colours (high-visibility orange, blue, black or olive).

Mustang DTLP

The Mustang DTLP (Damage Tolerant Life Preserver) is a military life jacket that is capable of inflating even after taking a hit, making it suitable for high-risk situations. It has two inflation cells and is made of charcoal coloured polyurethane (it is also

Mustang Survival Breathable Immersion Work Suit

Photo courtesy of and © Mustang Survival

Comet Marine Line Thrower 250

Photo courtesy of and © Comet Marine

Pyrotechnics Safety

The Comet Marine Line Thrower is an emergency pyrotechnic device and has important safety instructions for storage and handling, as well as an expiry date. Once past that date, it has to be disposed of properly.


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available in a high-visibility orange if you prefer to be more visible).

Designed for tactical boarding parties, it inflates automatically on entering the water. It can also be activated manually by pulling on a handle for each inflation cell. As a back-up it can be inflated by blowing. Included with the life jacket are a whistle and a sea light (like a small military flashlight).

Mustang Twin Chamber Life Preserver

Mustang’s Twin Chamber Life Preserver is a standard civilian life preserver designed for constant use, as provided on passenger aircraft. It inflates manually using a CO2 cylinder and has a fire-retardant Nomex cover. It is coloured high-visibility orange.

Lost at Sea - Life Rafts

Standard emergency items included with a life raft include:

Bailer: A buoyant plastic device for bailing water out of the raft;

Sea anchors (2) for stabilising your position;

Buoyant paddles (2);

A waterproof marine flashlight (similar to the Coast Dive Light on page 63);

Seawater pump: A desalination pump that can be used to make seawater drinkable or to purify water of bacteria;

Heliograph and whistle (such as the ACR HotShot Signalling Mirror on page 111);

Lamps (2): Powered by water-activated batteries. One for inside the raft for illumination, one for outside for identification;

Buoyant Smoke Signals (2, orange);

Rocket parachute flares (4 – such as the Comet Marine Red Parachute Signal Rocket on page 108);

First aid kit (similar to the NARP Individual Combat

anti-seasickness medicine) sealed in a re-sealable plastic bag;

Drinking vessels;

Fishing tackle: A selection of hooks, lines, floats and sinkers for emergency fishing;

Locator beacon (such as the McIntyre Sea Marshall Man Overboard System on page 154);

Rations: Compact, high-calorie rations for the occupants for five days.

Mustang Survival Damage Tolerant Life Preserver

Photo courtesy of and © Mustang Survival

Mustang Survival Customisable SAR Vest

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Other Marine Gear Price SIZ / ENC

Comet Marine Line Thrower 250 $225 4.3

Imperial Survival Suit $600 6.4

Mar-Vel 8-Person Inflatable Life Raft $2,600 35.0 McIntyre Sea Marshall Man Overboard


$133 0.2

Mustang Breathable Immersion Work Suit $620 6.0

Mustang Customisable SAR Vest $290 0.9

Mustang Maritime DTLP $75 0.5

Mustang Twin Chamber Life Preserver $30 0.6

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Water Temperature Suit Maximum Practical Immersion Time*

20°C or more None 6 hours to indefinitely

21 to 29°C (70 to 85°F) 3mm Wet Suit 6 hours to indefinitely

16 to 24°C (60 to 75°F) 5mm Wet Suit 6 to 24 hours

10 to 24°C (50 to 75°F) 7mm Wet Suit 6 to 12 hours

10 to 16°C (50 to 60°F) Dry Suit 5 to 6 hours

Less than 10°C (Less than 50°F) Dry Suit with Hood, Gloves and Boots or

Survival Suit 5 to 6 hours

The following table gives an indication of required types of suit by water temperature. Having inappropriate equipment according to water temperature should have the effect of

(i) increased Difficulty levels for operation and (ii) reduced immersion times.

Water Temperature Exhaustion or Unconsciousness in Expected Survival Time

21 to 27°C (70 to 80°F) 3 to 12 hours 3 hours to indefinitely

16 to 21°C (60 to 70°F) 2 to 7 hours 2 to 40 hours

10 to 16°C (50 to 60°F) 1 to 2 hours 1 to 6 hours

4 to 10°C (40 to 50°F) 30 to 60 minutes 1 to 3 hours

0 to 4°C (32½ to 40°F) 15 to 30 minutes 30 to 90 minutes

Less than 0°C (Less than 32°F) Under 15 minutes Under 15 to 45 minutes

Source: United States Search and Rescue Task Force

Your body loses heat 25 times faster in water than it does in air, making hypothermia a real risk. Hypothermia can occur even in warm water, but it is less likely. The following table

gives approximate times for unconsciousness and survival in water of different temperatures, assuming that you are wearing only light clothing.


Immersion in Water

* In the case of SCUBA suits, these times assume that sufficient air is available. They are based on wearing the suit at the water

temperatures indicated in calm water; turbulent water will reduce these times further.


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In document The Modern Equiment Catalog (Page 156-159)