Kapok lifejackets – safety alert

August 2019

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AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) has issued a safety alert raising awareness of the risks associated with out of date and potentially dangerous kapok filled lifejackets. Whilst kapok lifejackets have not been manufactured for many years it is not known how many may still be available for use. Further details can be found in AMSA’s Safety Alert 01/2019 at: https://mailchi.mp/amsa.gov.au/amsa-safety-alertkapok-lifejackets