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INFLATABLE LIFE PRESERVER USE APPROVAL AND INTERIM CHANGE TO RESCUE AND SURVIVAL SYSTEMS MANUAL, COMDTINST M10470.10 (SERIES)
ALCOAST 480/03

271944Z OCT 03
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UNCLAS //N10470//
ALCOAST 480/03
COMDTNOTE 10470

SUBJ: INFLATABLE LIFE PRESERVER USE APPROVAL AND INTERIM CHANGE TO RESCUE AND SURVIVAL SYSTEMS MANUAL, COMDTINST M10470.10 (SERIES)

A. RESCUE AND SURVIVAL SYSTEMS MANUAL, COMDTINST M10470.10E

1. TWO ADDITIONAL INFLATABLE LIFE PRESERVERS ARE APPROVED FOR USE BY BOAT CREWMEMBERS, BOARDING TEAM MEMBERS AND SCHEDULED PASSENGERS OPERATING IN SHORE BASED AND CUTTER BASED BOATS.

2. UNITS ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO PROCURE AND USE THE LIFESAVING SYSTEMS CORP. 481-CG AND 481-CGM INFLATABLE LIFE PRESERVERS WITH THE 481-P SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT POCKET. THESE LIFE PRESERVERS ARE IDENTICAL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CARBON DIOXIDE INFLATION ASSEMBLIES. THE 481-CG IS INFLATED AUTOMATICALLY UPON SUBMERSION IN WATER OR MANUALLY BY PULLING THE BEADED LANYARD. THE 481-CGM IS MANUAL ACTUATED BY PULLING THE BEADED LANYARD. FUNDING TO REQUISITION AND MAINTAIN THESE LIFE PRESERVERS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNIT.

3. THE 481-CG AND 481-CGM ARE CONFIGURED AS AN INFLATABLE BUOYANCY CHAMBER ATTACHED TO A NYLON WEBBING SUPPORT HARNESS. THE 481-P EQUIPMENT POCKET WILL HOLD ALL REQUIRED SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT AND SHALL BE ATTACHED TO EITHER THE RIGHT OR LEFT SIDE OF THE WEBBING SUPPORT HARNESS.

4. UNITS DESIRING TO USE THESE LIFE PRESERVERS ARE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRAINING, MAINTENANCE AND PROCUREMENT AT THE COMMANDANT (G-OCS) WEBSITE: HTTP://CGWEB.COMDT.USCG.MIL/G-OCS/BOATCREWS/RESCUE.HTM.

5. A COPY OF THIS ALCOAST SHALL BE RETAINED IN THE FRONT OF REFERENCE A PENDING PROMULGATION OF CHANGE 1.

6. QUESTIONS CAN BE DIRECTED TO THE COAST GUARD RESCUE AND SURVIVAL SYSTEMS MANAGER, CWO KIRK NEPRUD AT (202) 267-1585 OR KNEPRUD(AT)COMDT.USCG.MIL.

7. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.

8. RELEASED BY RADM JAMES C. OLSON, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS CAPABILITY

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