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Re: Offshore Lifejacket (Type 1).
The Salus Coastal is a harness, not a PFD. They do offer other variations that are PFD listed, but that said, if you read their FAQ section, it says "The PFD has 15 ½ lbs of buoyancy and will come in a wide range of styles, sizes and colors." Their size chart also lists that it meets Canadian General Standards Board Standard CAN/CGSB-65.11-M88 - which, taken from Canadian code is as follows :
Personal flotation devices meeting CGSB Standard CAN/CGSB-65.11-M88, Personal Flotation Devices, are the most common and generally the most comfortable personal flotation device, offering up to 69 newtons (15.5 pounds-force) of buoyancy. A device meeting this Standard is not required to turn an unconscious person from a facedown position in the water to a position where the wearer’s face is out of the water. The shell colour is bright yellow, orange or red. These devices can be either the vest or “key hole” style.
Short version, Salus doesn't make a Type 1.
(And, they really could do better to put more specifications on their products for those facts)
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