46 CFR 169.539 - Type required.
All personal flotation devices (PFDs) must be -
(a) Approved under subpart 160.055, 160.002, or 160.005 of Subchapter Q (specification) of this chapter;
(b) Approved specifically for sailing school vessel use under subpart 160.064 or 160.077 of Subchapter Q of this chapter; or
(c) Approved under subparts 160.047, 160.052, or 160.060 of this chapter or approved under subpart 160.064 of this chapter if the vessel carries exposure suits or exposure PFDs, in accordance with § 169.551.