Safety equipment manufacturer and distributor Ocean Safety has continued to develop new lifesaving products and systems over the last few months as new materials and technologies become available.

Developments over the last two years include an evolution of the company’s Jon Buoy man overboard range including danbuoy, horseshoe and rescue sling among other products.

The first development was a new fabric, the Glo Lite ultra-high viz, followed in 2019 by a new compact hard casing that housed the Jon Buoy automatically inflating support cradle.

The slimmer and easier-to-grab design has now morphed into a new generation soft case.

The soft case is constructed from waterproof PU fabric and is rugged enough to withstand extreme conditions but is easier to deploy, has an improved ergonomic shape, a big new easy-grip handle and clear printed instructions that can be read quickly in an emergency.


In other developments, Ocean Safety’s Ocean ISO Ultralite Liferaft is now available for delivery.

The liferaft has a new carbon container, reducing weight by up to 30% compared to the company’s traditional range of Ocean ISO liferafts.

It also includes a high-tech inflation system developed to provide an efficient inflation process.

The carbon technology has also been used to produce Ocean Safety’s Ocean SOLAS Ultralite liferaft - used by the Volvo Ocean Race fleet in the 2017/18 race.

The new container for the ISO 9650 version also has built in handles, while the removal of a rubber gasket featured in the original version has further reduced weight.

The new container has the same footprint as its predecessor but with a lower profile.