For information choosing the correct size for your weight for Inflatable Type 401 lifejackets please read the below information which has been provided by Maritime NZ. Click here to be taken directly to their website.
The inflatable 401 lifejackets must provide 150 newtons of buoyancy, and are fitted with either a water-activated inflation switch, or a manual pull cord to inflate. They can also be inflated using a mouthpiece.
These jackets are also designed to keep a person's head and face clear of the water, and are comfortable and convenient to wear. They can be fitted with a safety harness.
National and international standards* that substantially comply with type 401: ANSI/UL 1123 and 1177 type I PFD offshore life jacket; AS 4758 level 150; ISO 12402-3; EN 396.
The below safety information is vitally important to ensure your boating experience is enjoyable and risk-free.
Marine NZ states "It is important for you to understand the rules and regulations relating to safe boating and water-based activities in your specific region. Maritime Rule Part 91, the navigation safety rule, provides the foundation for all regional bylaws Â by requiring lifejackets of the right size and type to be carried, and worn in situations of heightened risk. New Zealand is a unique country, so there are regional variations in local or regional bylaws, however, these variations must remain consistent with Part 91.
Maritime Rules Part 91: Navigation Safety Rules
Maritime NZ is responsible for navigation safety in some areas in New Zealand, or even parts of areas, eg in Northland, Maritime NZ is responsible for the rivers and lakes, and the Northland Regional Council is responsible for the ocean. Check with the area you are boating in to determine the specific bylaws.
Why are regional bylaws important?
The aim of local bylaws is to ensure the safety of waterway users and reduce the conflicts between different water-based activities – whether on lakes, rivers or harbours, and whether you are water skiing, swimming, boating, kayaking, jetskiing, or taking part in other water activities.
Instant fines may be given for offences against a regional bylaw, and for more serious offences you may be prosecuted. For really serious offences, your vessel can be detained or conditions imposed upon its continued use. In addition to adhering to the bylaws, you must meet all other requirements of the Maritime Transport Act. Maritime NZ is responsible for navigation safety in some areas in New Zealand, or even parts of areas.
Life Jackets - Oceanstar Marine-150N Buoyancy. Standard, Delux and XL Style Manual and Automatic.
Safety accessories for recreational and commercial boating/fishing, eg. GPS Receivers, as recommended by Maritime NZ.
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