Life Jackets: All You Need to Know! February 09 2014

We all know - whether we are professional or recreational mariners, the importance of life jackets. It's the law to have them on board. But do you know how to ensure you have the right ones on board, if they fit properly or how to care for them to get them to last as long as possible?

Learn more about life jackets in our Blog series on the main Chesapeake Marine Training Institute web site.


The harsh reality is that it only takes 60 seconds for an adult to drown, and 20 seconds for a child to drown, according to the Personal Flotation Device Manufactures Association? Nearly 85% of drowning victims are found to not be wearing life jackets.


Basic Life Jacket Requirements

Ensure a Proper Life Jacket Fit

Benefits of Wearing a Life Jacket

How To Care For a Life Jacket