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Figure 12. Individual safety equipment aboard transport: kapok
life jacket, safety rules, whistle, and life-preserver light (red, flash-
granulated cork, or kapok. Kapok jackets are most
widely used because they are more comfortable, warmer,
and safer to use. The hard cork or balsa jacket when
jumping is forced up against the jaw by impact with
b. Uses and exceptions. (1) Kapok life jackets are
(a) At all times when vessel is outside inland waters.
(b) When jumping from transports of moderate free-
board (distance from waterline to deck) and tugs and
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