Lifejackets save lives

86 maritime deaths between 2007 and 2010 may have been avoided if those involved had worn a lifejacket or buoyancy aid. This is the latest finding of an expert panel which has been analysing maritime accidents since 2007.

Recently the panel, consisting of members from the MCA, RNLI, RYA, MAIB, lifejacket industry and Portsmouth University, looked at the 35 maritime deaths in 2010 where lifejacket wear may have been appropriate. They agreed that in 21 of those incidents a life might have been saved if a lifejacket or buoyancy aid had been worn.

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