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Safety bulletins alert people to a specific and significant marine hazard in any arena of Maritime New Zealand’s operations, for example health and safety, rules or codes.

Issue 38, June 2018

Safety of life jackets that have kapok-filling or cotton straps

This safety bulletin is issued to warn the New Zealand maritime sector that life jackets with kapok-filling or cotton straps could fail when used. These life jackets are unsafe and should be replaced with new life jackets as soon as possible. Old unsafe life jackets should be destroyed so that they cannot be re-used or on-sold.

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