46 CFR 160.055-6 - Construction
(a) General. The construction methods used for a nonstandard life preserver must be equivalent to the requirements in § 160.055-5 for a standard life preserver and also meet the requirements in this section.
(b) Size. Each nonstandard life preserver must contain the following volume of plastic foam buoyant material, determined by the displacement method:
(1) Be arranged to hold the wearer in an upright or backward position with head and face out of water;
(3) Be arranged so that 68 to 73 percent of the total is located in the front of the life preserver.
[CGD 72-163R, 38 FR 8121, Mar. 28, 1973]
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